Learn how to judge ripeness so you can always enjoy a perfect mango…

  • Don’t focus on colour. It is not the best indicator of ripeness.
  • Squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango will give slightly.
  • Use your experience with produce such as peaches or avocados, which also become softer as they ripen.
  • Ripe mangoes will sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends.
  • The pink blush and red colour that appears on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness.
  • Always judge by feel.

Australian Mango Varieties

Kensington Pride

(also known as the Bowen)

Flavour: Sweet and tangy
Texture: Rich juicy flesh
Colour: Yellow to orange skin tinged with a pretty pink blush. Vibrant yellow flesh.
Size: Medium
Ripening Cues: A strong mango aroma and slightly soft to touch
Peak Availability: September – February

Calypso®

Flavour: Sweet juicy flavour
Texture: Small seed, firm flesh and no stringy bits
Colour: Yellowy orange skin with a deep pink blush. Yellow orange flesh
Size: Medium
Ripening Cues: No green tinge to the skin and slightly soft to touch
Peak Availability: September to March

R2E2

Flavour: Sweet mild flavour
Texture: Firm flesh
Colour: Orange skin tinged with a red blush. Yellow flesh.
Size: Large and round
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: October to February

 

Honey Gold

Flavour: Rich sweet flavour
Texture: Firm fibreless juicy flesh
Colour: Brilliant golden apricot skin. Yellowy / orange flesh
Size: Medium to large
Ripening Cues: Skin is golden all over, with a distinct mango aroma and slightly soft to touch
Peak Availability: November to March

 

Palmer

Flavour: Sweet flavour
Texture: Firm
Colour: All over dark red blush. Orange flesh.
Size: Small to medium-sized
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: January to March

 

Keitt

Flavour: Sweet, mild flavour
Texture: Firm
Colour: Pinky red blush with a yellowy /orange flesh
Size: Medium to large
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: January to March

 

Kent

Flavour: Sweet flavour
Texture: Medium to firm
Colour: Red to purple blush with a Yellow flesh
Size: Medium to large
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: January to March

 

Parvin (also known as Pearl)

Flavour: Sweet juicy and tangy flavour
Texture: Smooth, fibreless and firm fleshed
Colour: Lovely pearl flecked skin with a bright orange to red blush and yellow flesh
Size: Small
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: February

Brooks

Flavour: Sweet flavour
Texture: Very firm
Colour: Pale orange skin with no blush Yellow flesh
Size: Medium
Ripening Cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Peak Availability: February – April
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