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