What Is The Best Variety of Mango? 🥭

What are the tastiest varieties (sweet and juicy) of mangoes at this time of year? (I should know this, but I don’t)

I’m wanting to put together fruit gift boxes for my kids educators with mangoes, cherries lychees etc. What variety of mango should I include?

EDIT Based on feedback I changed the title from ‘ What is the yummiest (sweet and juicy) variety of mango?’ to ask which is the ‘best’ and now There’s an option to add to the poll.

Thanks all!

Poll Options

  • 76
    Calypso
  • 36
    Honey Gold
  • 285
    Kensington Pride
  • 3
    Kent
  • 69
    R2E2

Comments

    • +1 vote

      Very comprehensive! Do you think there’s a bit of variation with growing conditions from year to year, and across each season? I feel like they are always sweeter later in the season and more tangy early in the season - or is that just my imagination?

  • +1 vote

    Kensington Pride for flavour, Calypso for looks.

    R2E2 is also excellent.

  • +1 vote

    I have had like 5kg of mangoes this year. Got burnt by R2E2 and Calypso. Honey Gold is meh, Cant go wrong with KP

  • +3 votes

    I'll buy whichever mango is on sale for the best price (provided it's decent quality)….

    Last batch I got were 4 R2E2s for $5 and they tasted fine to me, dunno why so much R2E2 hate…

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    Philippine mango no doubt

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    Kensington Pride are the best, others don't even come close. Calypso is the worst!

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    Kensington Pride

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    One of my pal in joburg brought small soft mangoes from India.. i was supposed to suck on that like mama bear..if you know what i mean lol.
    You cant cut them like we normally eat these other varieties.

    They.Were.The.Best.

    I am sorry, dont know the name.

    But other than that, R2E2 any goven day.

  • -1 vote

    What's the best mango variety? The cheapest one.

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    Can you even grow Mangoes in Melbourne? I'd like to know that.

    If so, can you grow it next to Citruses?

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    Cant tell the difference to be honest.

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    Kp, calypso and r2e2

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    All Aussie mangoes are pretty great to be honest. There is a mango that I grew up eating in India called Dashero and to me, it is the most delicious mango.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasheri

    I saw something similar in Thailand but the Indian version is pretty amazing.

  • +1 vote

    You are Asian aren't you.

    I'm having Nam flashbacks of me in the third grade coming to school carrying 2 huge mangoes the size of my head that my mum gets from Cabramatta. Then awkwardly walking up to my english teach "Hey miss… this is for you…" to which she replies with a look of confusion but also delight "oh wow thank you, I've never seen magoes so big!".

    • +1 vote

      Nah, not Asian - but I like idea of giving fruit as a gift. Lol re your story - your parents sound the best! I was just thinking teachers and educators get so much chocolate this time of year and everyone likes the good but expensive fruit, and they are less likely to be allergic, might be trying not to eat unhealthy food, don't drink alcohol etc.

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    Free mangoes from someone's house hanging over the fence

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    Kazakhstani mangoes, all other mangoes are inferior to Kazakhstans mango supply.

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      Very nice!

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    Wonder why the subcontinental varieties are not grown here. Australian varieties are average at best.

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      I wonder how much is the variety and how much is the soil type, moisture etc. We need a mango farmer to comment.

  • +1 vote

    One of the best varieties of mango.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasheri

    You can either eat it or drink it. Yes, drink it. Squeeze it from all sides slightly twice or thrice, and it becomes mango puree. Make a hole at the top where branch is attached and suck it. Great taste, texture and sweetness.

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      Yep. I posted a comment about the same mango yesterday. Had so many good memories growing up eating these. We used to buy them a few kilos at a time. Come home, put ice in a bucket, some water and put the mangoes in there to cool down. Then just eat/drink as many as we want. Good times.

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    Theres more than one type of mango?

  • +1 vote

    Go for the Indian mangoes which are available during our autumn/winter season

    Indian being the largest exporter/producer of mangoes has lots of varities..

    Banganapalli IMO is the tastiest variety…

    I feel Alphonso is just hyped but opinions differ right?

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      Nothing beats banganapalli, you got to taste it to believe it.

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    R2E2 - Sweet, not too hairy and lot of flesh.

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    Milton Mangoes are one of the best mangoes out there!

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    Can we add Bowen to the options?

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    KP aka Bowen mangoes when I was a young Quaintslander

    I once made a trip to Bowen FNQ and saw the streets lined with mango trees dripping with those delicious fruit

    I flew back south with a backpack loaded with them - came back to my share house where my housemates descended on them like locusts - and they were all gone - eaten - in 20 minutes goddamit … far canal !!!

  • +1 vote

    Quality and ripeness of the individual mango over variety but I've rarely had bad R2E2. All the others seem to vary much more.

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    The answer is honey gold, but the ripe sweet variety are very very rare. Kensington comes in at #2 but is more consistent. R2e2 is horrible. Textures are not smooth. Either calypso or r2e2 were mealy, cant remember which. Probably r2e2.

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    R2E2 for me so much meat, juicy, pretty much always sweet and not much stringy fibre when I get them.
    Makes me wonder if there's other varieties, since some of the negatives mentions don't add up to my experience. Otherwise KPs are my next go and what I consider a "normal" mango.

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    I would go for Kensington Pride (longer ones) not the rounder variety.
    If you are living in Sydney or Melbourne, try Pakistani "Chaunsa". It arrives end December to January and one of the best mangoes in the world.

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      Where do you find it?

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        Best option would be facebook groups promoting buy and sell or marketplace. I am in WA but posts appear in my news feed from friends likes regularly.