When thinking of Egypt, the mango kent might not be the first exportable fruit that comes to mind. However the country produces over 200,000 tons of mangoes every year. The 2019 mango season is looking good, with satisfying volumes and good prices.
Originally from Florida, ‘Kent’ mango is a large-sized mango variety weighing up to two pounds each. This variety of mangos are broadly oval-shaped with a green skin almost always covered with a dark red blush over a small portion of the it with occasional orange or yellow accents. The smooth skin is covered with small, yellow-green lenticels (pores) that appear like freckles. The skin is thick, protecting the firm, deep yellow flesh during shipping.
If you want to determine ripeness, you need to lightly squeezed the fruit or smell it’s delicious sweetness.
The fruit typically weighs 20 to 26 ounces (570–740 g), is of oval shape, and has a rich, sweet flavor. It will usually turn a greenish-yellow color with some red blush as it matures.
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