Variety: Alphonso Mangoes

Variety Overview

Alphonso mangoes are an Indian variety highly prized for their deep golden color, smooth, buttery flesh and intense flavor. They're sometimes known as "King of the Mangoes."


  • Mangoes
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Somewhat oval and flat, with thin, shiny yellow-green skins that deepen to a bright golden yellow with a red blush when fully ripe

  • Tender, creamy deep golden flesh devoid of fibers; highly aromatic

  • A unique, complex flavor ranging from sharp sweetness to a deep, rich, mellow flavor with notes of honey, caramel, peach and tropical fruit.

  • An average alphonso mango weighs half to three-quarters of a pound.

  • Shiny yellow-green, ripening to deep golden yellow

  • Somewhat oval and flat, with a narrower bottom end

  • Yes
  • A large, flat, pale yellow seed that runs nearly the length of the fruit

  • April through June, from India

  • Photo courtesy World Variety Produce

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