Mango aficionados will be thrilled to know that Francis variety Haitian Mangos are now available – April through June.
This is an important export crop for the country of Haiti and is one of the few trees that is not cut down by people desperate for wood to make charcoal. The Mango trees provide a livihood for many in this poor nation.
Haitian Mangos are large in size, have speckled light green skin color that becomes slightly yellow as they ripen. The flesh has a distinctly caramel-flavored dark orange flesh – M-M-mmm! Ripe Haitian Mangos will give to palm pressure and their green skins fade lightly to a more yellow color. In the Caribbean soft, extra-ripe Francis Mangos are sliced at the top and the juicy-soft flesh is sucked out like a “fun pop!”