Our mangos ar available October through April from Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala and February through September from Mexico.
Tommy, Atkins, Haden, Kent, Ataulfo and Keitt
When Selecting mangos, choose fruits that are firm and free of blemishes. Remember, the color of mangos vary depending on the variety, and does not indicate ripeness and or a better flavor. A ripe mango will yeild to slight pressure when held between your hands and will emit a fruity aroma from the stem end of the fruit. Treating mangos with ethylene in banana rooms has been successful in increasing color in all varieties except keith, which stays green when ripe, and may have a sight yellow blush.
Mangos originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. They still are the favorite fruit of India, where more than 1,000 varieties exist today. Some countries refer to mangos as "fruit from heaven" and "King of fruits". According to Hindi belief, mangos sheltered the daughter of the sun as she was pursued by and evil sorceress.
In the 16th century, the Portuguese introduced Indian mangos to Africa. From there, mangos traveled to Brazil and the West Indies in the 1700's before finally reaching Florida in the 1800's.
Source: The Packer