TYPES, VARIETIES & CUTS
While the exact number of mango varieties is uncertain, there are at least 500 and perhaps as many as 1,000 with 350 grown commercially worldwide. In India, the world’s largest producer, mango types are usually classified as early, early to mid-season, mid-season, mid-to-lateseason, and late-season.
Common early-season mangos are Bombay Yellow, Malda, Pairi, Safdar Pasand, and Suvarnarekha; early to mid-seasons are Langra and Rajapuri; mid-season types include Alampur Baneshan, Alphonso, Bangalora, Banganapally, Dusehri, Gulab Khas, Zardalu, and K.O. 11; mid-to-late-season are Rumani, Samarbehist, Vanraj, and K.O. 7/5; and late types include Fazli, Safeda Lucknow, Mulgoa, and Neelum.
The two main types grown commercially in Florida are Tommy Atkins and Keitt; other varieties include Palmer, Haden, Van Dyke, and Kent. Each mango type has its own slightly unique flavor and color with some varieties better for juice and others for fresh consumption.
Sources: University of Florida IFAS Extension, Purdue University Extension, University of Illinois Extension. / https://apps.bluebookservices.com
|US GRADE STANDARDS||DAYS SINCE SHIPMENT||% OF DEFECTS ALLOWED||OPTIMUM TRANSIT TEMP (oF)||CHILLING INJURY|
|10 - 5 - 2||
15 - 8 - 4
14 - 8 - 4
13 - 7 - 3
12 - 6 - 2
10 - 5 - 2