- Alphonso Mangoes Standard Packaging in 1 Dozen (12 Nos.).
- Alphonso mango weight 226 to 250 grams in size while packaging at farms.
- Rich, Creamy, tender textured, non-fibrous, juicy, aromatic mangoes.
- Mangoes are packed in semi-ripe or ripe.
- Do not refrigerate the mangoes unless fully ripe.
Alphonso mango Characteristics
- Devgad Alphonso Mangos are the succulent, aromatic fruits of an evergreen tree –
- Mangifera- indica
- Botanically, Alphonso mango is a drupe, consisting of an outer skin, a fleshy edible portion, and a central stone enclosing a single seed.
- A Ripe Alphonso mango sweetness is known to be 18 degrees Brix and 0.45% acidity.
Mango history and culture
- The mango is thought to have originated over 5,000 years ago in the Hindo-Berma region, which extends from eastern India and southern China across Southeast Asia.
- Mango seeds traveled from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.
- The cultivation of mango began slowly moving westward with the spice trade. The Portuguese, who landed in Calcutta in 1498, were the first to establish a mango trade.
- Spanish explorers brought mangos to South America and Mexico in the 1600’s.
- Mango is a staple in the cuisines in all of the tropical and subtropical countries where it’s grown, from Southeast Asia to South America.
- There are over 1,000 different mango varieties grown throughout the world.
- The first attempt to introduce the mango into the U.S. came in 1833 to Florida. The mango has had a tumultuous history in Florida, due primarily to weather, minimizing the commercial production of the fruit in the early 1990s.
Harvesting and packing of mangoes
- When to harvest is one of the most important decisions a grower faces when it comes to providing the marketplace with superior quality fruit.
- We used the following parameters to determine if the fruit is mature and ready to harvest: fruit shape, peel color and texture, flesh firmness, flesh color, and soluble solids.
- Varietal differences, growing regions, climatic conditions, and growing practices also influence when the fruit is ready to harvest.
- Mangos are transported to packinghouses as soon as possible and the utmost care is taken to keep them in the shade to protect the quality of the fruit.
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