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Know Your Mango?

Pirie

PIRIE

The look: Small, up to ½ pound. Green skin with orange top where exposed to sun, slightly yellow as it ripens.
The scent: Pungent—sometimes likened to kerosene. 
The flesh: A fragile variety, with flesh that is soft and almost orange in color. Can be very sweet but tends to ripen very quickly. Sour when green.

White_pirie

WHITE PIRIE

The look: Can grow to ¾ pound. Light yellow skin that darkens as it ripens.
The scent: Pungent.
The flesh: More lightly colored and firmer than the Pirie, White Pirie can be very sweet.

Mapulehu

MAPULEHU

The look: Roundish with a point near the base, up to 1½ pounds. Skin is smooth and goes from green to yellow to orange as it ripens.
The scent: Flower-like.
The flesh: Soft with a distinct mild taste.

Hayden

HAYDEN

The look: Round to oblong shape, up to 1¾ pound. Turns yellow and red as it ripens, redder if exposed to sun.
The scent: Fruity.
The flesh: Firm, with some fiber. Flavor is slightly acidic, slightly creamy.

Keit

KEIT

The look: Oblong shape, up to 3-4 pounds. Skin goes from green to orange as it ripens.
The scent: Very little.
The flesh: Yellow and firm. Slightly acidic and mild-tasting.

Gouveia

GOUVEIA

The look: Oblong shape that narrows at the base. Smooth skin turns yellow and red as it ripens, redder if exposed to sun. Skin tends to get black mottling.
The scent: Fruity.
The flesh: Yellow, with no fiber. Flavor is sweet, with little acid.

Momi

MOMI K

The look: Oblong shape that narrows at the base. Skin is not smooth. Turns yellow and red as it ripens, redder if exposed to sun.
The scent: Fruity.
The flesh: Slightly orange, firm with no fiber. Slightly creamy and sweet.

Mak_hy

MAKAHA HYBRID

The look: Round with indentation at the stem, up to 2 pounds. Skin is not smooth and turns a peach color as it ripens.
The scent: Slightly fruity.
The flesh: Firm and without fiber. No acid, sweet and creamy.

REUBEN

The look: Roundish, up to 3-4 pounds. Skin is smooth and turns red, orange and yellow as it ripens.
The scent: Orange-like.
The flesh: Orange and soft, slightly acidic. Tastes like an orange.

Pope

POPE

The look: Heart-shaped, up to 1 pound. Skin is not smooth and turns from purple-green to red at the top and yellow at the base.
The scent: Complex.
The flesh: Firm and without fiber. Flavor is rich and creamy, with no acid.

RAPOZA

The look: Heart-shaped, up to 3-4 pounds. Skin is smooth and shiny and turns reddish as it ripens.
The scent: Slight.
The flesh: Yellow and soft, almost melting in the mouth. Flavor is sweet and can over-ripen to hints of soursop.
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Comments from Readers

  1. F3c3c497aa522b011812637328e01f7a
    Sandy on 6/20/2009 at 8:40am

    Thank you for describing the different kinds of mangos along with the corresponding pictures, which was very helpful.
    But, I don't see the common or chinese mango picture and description, since you talked about them in you "how to plant mango tree" article.
    Please provide information on common and chinese mango.

    Thank you.



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