On Tuesday (Dec. 18) I bought five boxes of mangoes, approximately 50-mangoes in total. All were hard-unripe but seemed fine (flawless). I’ve kept them in a heated room since Tuesday to ripen them, although they remain unripe.
The problem is, some of them have developed soft/squidgy areas (bad areas) while the rest of the mango remains unripe. The problem started with three or four but now more than twice that number have developed these bad areas while their bulk remains unripe. I despair!
I often have problems with mangoes, in that they never ripen but just go ‘off’. The variety I have had these past few weeks are notorious for this problem (I don’t know the variety because in the UK a mango is a mango, apparently…). In my previous order (of five boxes) some of them were fine and gave me no cause to complain, while a large number had to be thrown away. This is typical and suggests that the problem isn’t caused by anything I’m doing.
It seems I’m just throwing my money away order after order, on crap organic fruit which just goes straight into the bin leaving me under-carbed and stressed out. Does anyone know why I’m having this problem; does anyone know why these mangoes go off before ripening? What the hell did the grower/distributor/transporter do to them, or not do to them? See attached images for three example problem mangoes:
I can't believe it. I know mango's arent in season but I stopped at a new store on my way home. Overcome with joy to see Adulfo Mango's selling by the box for $9.99, 16 per box. I got 2 good ones. and I did it after reading all of the good info on this post.
Holy mango that's awesome! :D
In Florida, your pretty close to Haiti and their mango season starts in January, do you know where they came from?