The Love of Mangoes is Keeping Hawaiian Mango Farmers on Their Toes

June 13, 2019

Mangoes are an incredibly popular fruit in Hawaii. There is nothing like a fresh, juicy mango to eat on a hot day. If you haven’t tried mango before, it has similar flavors to peaches, pineapples, and apricots. But it is difficult to actually compare the mango with any other fruit.

Mangoes are high in demand

Farmers all over Hawaii strive to keep healthy mango crops. Mango season in Hawaii varies every year depending on the climate. Generally, mangoes begin to ripen in April and are available until October. Stores and restaurants are always buying mangoes for their taste and health benefits. And nothing beats buying fresh mangoes from a vendor. In Hawaii, the mango supply never meets demand.

Mango farmers and their craft

Many mango farms in Hawaii are family farms handed down from generation to generation. Hawaiian mangoes have been around since the 1800s. Farming techniques are also handed down from generation to generation. Hawaiian mango farmers have perfected their mango crops over the course of these generations.

The ice cream mango

There are several different kinds of mangoes. A very popular one in Hawaii is the Ice Cream mango. This mango is very large, juicy and sweet. Only certain farmers grow ice cream mangoes, making them harder to find. Hawaiians will search far and wide for the Ice Cream mango because it is so delicious.

How to make sure a mango is ripe

If you want to be like Hawaiians and incorporate mangoes into your diet, that’s great! You can buy them at a nearby grocery store, and there’s no need to pay extra for organic. If you would rather buy locally, you might be able to find them at your farmer’s market. To make sure a mango is ripe and ready to eat, smell its stem for a sweet, slightly fruity scent. A mango shouldn’t be too hard or too soft, but still firm. Avoid bruised mangoes. Ripe mangoes can last at room temperature for about a week. If you refrigerate them, they will last for about two weeks.

If you want to try mangoes or other fruits that have a similar flavor, try pineapple, peaches, apricots or nectarines. All these fruits will be a great addition to any diet!

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