Best Mango Varieties in the World

by Samin Rizvi

1. Honey (Ataulfo)

Flavor: Sweet and sour

Flesh: Peachy tropical aroma with smooth, firm flesh without fibers and a small pit

Honey mangoes are available from March to July. The primary sources are Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador. When fully ripe, the fruit turns deep yellow with small wrinkles and acquires a flattened oblong shape.

2. Francis

Flavor: Sweet and fruity

Flesh: Peach-like, tropical fragrance, and juicy, soft, fibrous flesh

You can have this luscious mango from May to June. The primary sources are Haiti and Ecuador. The fruit grows with green overtones that become yellow and change to more golden when mango ripens.

3. Haden


Flavor: Sweet and sour with a mildly bitter aftertaste

Flesh: Ferm flesh with fruit-like aroma and medium fibers

Haden is mainly cultivated in Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. These bright red mangoes have green-yellow shaded skin with small white dots and an oval to round shape.

4. Keitt


Flavor: Sweet and fruity

Flesh: Citrusy aroma and juicy, firm flesh, with little fiber

Mexico, Ecuador, the United States, and Brazil are primary sources of Keitt mango. You can relish the fruit from March to April, August, and September. They are famous in Asian cuisines, where they are enjoyed in pickles.

5. Kent

Flavor: Sweet with sour notes

Flesh: Tender, juicy flesh with limited fiber and tropical peachy aroma

6. Tommy Atkins


Flavor: Tart with sweet notes

Flesh: Citrus fragrance, and firm fibrous flesh

Tommy Atkins mango is native to Florida. It is the most extensively grown variety in the United States. This fruit is primarily grown in Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador. You can have this delicious mango variety from March to July.

7. Carabao

Flavor: Sweet

Flesh: Juicy and soft flesh with less fiber

Carabao mango belongs to the Philippines. It is also known as Manila mango, champagne, or Philippine mango. It is the national fruit of the Philippines, and the country comes on number six after India, China, Pakistan, Brazil, and Mexico in its production.

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