It was recently reported that Peru is the largest supplier of mangoes to the United Kingdom. UK is also the largest consumer of mangoes in all of Europe, though UK will no longer be part of the EU, which is a different story altogether. The second largest consumer is Germany, closely followed by France. Mango, often known as the king of fruits, is consumed all over the world, and the Peruvian varieties are just as delicious as any other variety.
Where are the mangoes grown in Peru?
In Peru, mangoes are grown in the North and Central regions of Peruvian coast. As mangoes grow in the summer, the season lasts from November to April. With more than 24,000 hectares of mango plantations, it is one of the largest producers of the fruit in the world.
Let us take a look at some of the most commonly found varieties of mangoes in Peru.
The Kent mango originally started to grow in South Florida. Now, South American countries such as Peru produce a large quantity of this mango. It is known for its delicious taste and lack of fiber.
Also known as Keitt, these mangoes are found in South Florida too. However, Peru produces these mangoes too and is known for its tangy and sweet taste. However it is fibrous and some people do not like it.
- Tommy Atkins
Tommy Atkins is the less preferred mangoes because of its perceived lack of taste and flavor. However, it looks attractive and many people buy it because it looks so different. Peru has started to grow these mangoes in large areas.
Haden is yet another mango variety that is often found in Peru. It has fallen out of favor in many places but some people still like it for its unique flavor. If you are in Peru, do not forget to grab some of these.
The Edwardian variety is one of the best you can find, and these mangoes are not fibrous, are tender, juicy and succulent. They are grown around Peru and can easily be distinguished from others because they have an oval shape.
Is there any other mango variety that you would like to add to this list?