Mangoes come in many varieties. Growing up in India, there was a strain of Mangoes grown in Ratnagiri area. They were called “Hapoos” at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US. They had unbelievable great flavor and aroma. The only place I found them was in a food stand in Chicago probably run by an Indian proprietor. Even the lower grade “juice” mangoes had a potent aroma and taste. The mangoes I buy in grocery stores in Seattle are so blah.
In JA I liked the big plump Bombay strain
In Myamuh they were a scourge.... dropping everywhere staining the drive
I like them raw...or on salad
Or in chutney
Or ice cream
I live in the Midwest so I know the ones I buy have traveled a long way and probably have lost some of the flavor. I have found frozen mangoes but they of course aren’t as good. I had no idea there were so many kinds.
I wonder if the seeds are available to grow the type you like?
Hmm, no luck on getting their shipping rates. Makes me suspicious. Someone on Amazon said you can probably get them cheaper at an Indian store (and no shipping charge). So I’ll try that. Sorry for the bother!
Interesting. I guess that American supermarket blahness has happened to all fruits.
Compared to Philippine mango, the mangos imported to America are flavorless
> They were called Hapoos at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US....
They are available online, as are the Alphonso variety.