It may be the climatic change that some mango trees in our friend’s orchard in Salem had off -season mangoes.
And we were more than happy to have a few sent across to us.
On a personal preference, most fruits are in the very desirable categories with mangoes, mangosteens and rambuttans standing out.
But after tasting these mangoes, and casting the vote with the taste still in the mouth, I would say that mangoes are the best.
I am not sure how many varieties of mango are there, but some of them are definitely better than the others.
Mangoes from India are some of the best or the best of the best. Some names are Alphonso, Banganapally, Man Pasand, Chousa, Mallika, Malgoa etc.
And I have tasted some excellent mangoes from Pakistan also.
Mexican, South American, Kenyan and Egyptian mangoes are of different seasons, making it available worldwide at any given time.
Indian mangoes are mostly from April to July.
But there’s a variety in Philippines ‘Cebu Mangoes’ which are available almost throughout the year.
I may also add that I am the official family mango cutter, having learned the art from my mother.