There are many varieties of mango fruits. There are two types of mangoes; ripe and green. Green mangoes have a soft texture, while ripe ones have a firm consistency. They differ in size and shape too.
A good way to tell them apart is their color. Ripe mangoes tend to be rounder than green ones, while green ones tend to be wider than ripe ones.
The ripe mango is usually picked before it becomes yellowish brown. The green mangoes are usually picked after they turn orange. The best time to harvest these fruits is between June and September. During this period, the fruit ripens faster and the trees are able to produce more fruit per year.
If you want to get your hands on some ripe mangoes, then you need to wait until July or August when the temperature gets cooler and there’s less wind blowing around.
You can also try to save the green mangoes for later. You can either eat them right away or keep them in a cool place. Once they’re ripe, you’ll be able to enjoy them immediately.
How To Pick A Mango:
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When you want to pick a ripe mango, ensure that you wash your hands first. Use a clean plate when cutting the fruit open. You can peel it using a spoon or knife. Peel off the skin and separate the flesh from the pit using your hands.
This process can be messy. If you want, then you can use a sharp knife instead. Cut the fruit into equal parts and enjoy.
How To Harvest A Mango:
Harvesting mangoes is not a yearly thing. You can’t do it after every season. As a matter of fact, you can only do it during the peak season. The trees need to rest after producing a huge amount of fruits for an extended period of time.
This normally happens after three to five harvests.
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