We briefly covered the Tommy Atkins, Haden, and Ataulfo mangos on page 8. Read on to learn about a few more popular mango varieties, and some quick tips to help simplify mango preparation.
KENT--This mango variety produces fairly large, plump, irregularly oval fruit, weighing on average approximately 1.25 pounds. When ripe, the skin is greenish-yellow and blushed slightly with deep red, and has small yellow dots. The flesh is yellow-gold in color, juicy, and fiberless. The sweet, tropical flavor and aroma is outstanding; it has a tasty lime finish, with piney overtones.
KEIT--The Keitt variety is a very large mango, averaging nearly 2 pounds and often reaching 3 pounds or more. It remains green when ripe, with only a very faint yellow or rose blush. The yellow-gold flesh is juicy and nearly fiber free except close to the seed. Light in aroma, it has a full flavor, with a pronounced lemony tang and sometimes with faint berry, lime, or peach overtones.