Mango Festival!

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    S-H Young Pine

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    Just pictures of a small mango festival which I attended today. On display were some of the local mango verities. Along with the usual stuff.

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    My favourite mangoes are Honey Mangoes. I didn't realise there were quite so many varieties of mango though. Thanks for your photographs.
     
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    Globally I think there are 1,600 different varieties of mangos. Over 200 exist here in Pakistan alone. But commercially about 2 dozen verities are seen in the markets - At this festival only 1 dozen of different types were on display.

    I suggest you try Sindhri mango of Pakistan, if you ever get the opportunity.
     
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    Thanks S-H I'll keep a look out for them.
     
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    Wow! Who knew there were so many types of mangoes?
     
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    How many different types of mangoes do you guys have access to?

    Just curious...
     
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    Maybe 2. My husband tells me in Cuba, there were as many different kinds of mangoes as there are apples here.
     
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    To be honest, I have only seen 3 to 4 different types of apples. There is the big red, the small red, green, and yellow-golden. Maybe one more somewhere that I've forgotten about. But that's about it - Their taste and texture is generally the same once you bite into them.

    Mango types however differ greatly. Some are extra sweet, some are a bit acidic, (stinging the tongue kind). Some have so many threads in their flesh, that it's pointless to eat them, they are good for mango juice only. Others have hardly any threads, so can be eaten. Some have a thick skin outside, some have a thin one. There are a few types which can only be created after grafting. Others grow from seed. And each having it's on unique flavor.

    Funny thing, not all mangoes trees start giving fruit at the same time. Some give fruit very early in the season, in May. Like just at the arrival of summer. Others give fruit very late in the season, at the arrival of August. So as summer season progresses here, we get different types of mangoes, with different flavors. And so the taste keeps changing slightly throughout summer. Which is why mango season here lasts for around 4 to 5 months.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    We only have 2 kinds of Mango on the market here in Canada that I've seen. I love Mangos and I had no idea there were so many types!
     
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    I agree Netty, i love mangoes too and was so surprised to have heard from my husband how many there actually are.
     
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    So I guess when it comes to mangoes, living just one degree above the Tropic of Cancer is a privilege!

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