What are Kent variety Mangos like? Featuring a mostly dark green skin with small patches of red blush, Kent Mangos have gold to orange flesh that is both sweet and rich, and is less fibrous and less stringy than the Tommy Atkins.
How do I know if this Mango is ripe?
The amount of redness on the skin is not an indicator of sweetness or ripeness with the Kent variety Mango. These Mangos do not give much in the way of visual clues to when they are ripe, so judge by the softness when you squeeze them. Ripen Mangos at room temperature.
Squeeze Gently to Test Ripeness on Kent variety Mangos
- Hard = flesh will be firm and crunchy inside, slightly astringent
- Slight Give = ripe enough for sweet flavor and creamy flesh
- Almost Soft = fully ripe, very juicy, very sweet
- Very Soft = over-ripe, perhaps discolored inside
Want to know more? Like the best ways to slice a mango? Recipes, cutting tips and more can be found here.