How to know when your Calypso® Mango is ripe?

October 7, 2020

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How do you check your Calypso® Mango is just perfect?

There are three stages of ripeness that can be determined by the squeeze test, sniff test and taste test. If your mango isn't quite ripe yet, keep it out at room temperature out of direct sunlight and heat to ripen. A cool spot on your kitchen bench will be just fine but make sure you keep it away from ripening bananas (they’ll make your mango over-ripen very quickly). Read on, or see our infographic below for a quick visual overview.


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Stage 1 Calypso® Mango

Appearance: Greener skin but would still have a pink blush. If you see any freckles, they will be quite small

Squeeze test: Hard

Sniff Test: No mango aroma

Taste Test: Will have a tart flavour

Usage: Great for salads and pickling

Stage 2 Calypso® Mango

Appearance: Pale yellow skin with a pink blush. When cut, the flesh will start to develop colour closest to the seed but remain paler near the skin

Squeeze test: Firm with a subtle give

Sniff Test: Mild mango aroma

Taste Test: Sweet

Usage: Great for BBQ, Stir frying, and baking

Stage 3 Calypso® Mango

Appearance: Light golden yellow colour with freckles and when cut flesh will be golden and juicy

Squeeze test: Soft

Sniff Test: Strong Mango Aroma

Taste Test: Sweeter

Usage: Great for eating, smoothies, drinks, jam and dressing

When your mango has wrinkly skin its past its prime!

What are the spots on my mango?

The 2022/2023 mango season has seen higher than average rain falls in our Calypso growing regions. Unfortunately rainfall just before or during the picking of the mangoes can affect the appearance of the skin and produce what is called lenticels.

These spots are just the pores of the skin and doesn't affect the shelf life or taste of the mango! 

Beauty spots

On how to hedgehog your Calypso® Mango, see this quick video.



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