Size / Colour / Storage

Why Size Of Mangoes Does Not Matter In Malnad Mangoes

It has been noticed that a majority of customers have a tendency to demand only large sized mangoes for which they are willing to pay a premium price too. We do not accept such orders as it is our philosophy that whatever nature produces should not be discriminated on the basis of size, colour or looks alone. Our main focus is to grow tasty mangoes that are 100% safe to eat as well as be worth waiting for, irrespective of their size. Also, in order to keep our prices low and affordable to more people, we resort to making a judicious mix of both large and medium sized mangoes in every box. We would however like to reiterate that we guarantee the taste and quality of every mango that is ultimately packed, as customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal for us.Also, as we give mangoes by weight and not by number, the actual weight of mangoes sold by us is uniform and fair for every customer. The mix of large and medium mangoes ensures almost the same number of mangoes in every box.

Colour As a Guide For Eating Mangoes

The Alphonso/Badami variety ripens traditionally into the typical yellow/orange colour that clearly indicates when it is ripe enough to be eaten. Even the fragrance/smell says it all. However, the Mallika and Dassehri varieties do not change in their colour very significantly. They must be eaten when the skin colour turns slightly yellow or dark greenish yellow and the fruit becomes just soft to the touch. These two varieties must not be allowed to become over-ripe as it leads to a significant deterioration of taste due to the very high sugar content and subsequent possible fermentation. For those who have not tried them earlier, one or two mangoes cut on a trial and error basis will clearly indicate the right time to consume them.

Proper Storage

While there is no problem in leaving the mangoes inside the box to ripen naturally, care should be taken to ensure that the mangoes do not develop Anthracnose which is a secondary post-harvest fungal infection over which we have no control. It usually appears when the mangoes are stored in a humid or damp environment and in places where ventilation is not very good. This condition is characterised by the appearance of black spots on the skin. Initially this is a superficial infection and does not have any effect on the flesh inside and the flesh can be safely consumed after removing the skin. However, if left like that, the infection can penetrate deep into the flesh and make the fruit inedible.It is very important that fruits that develop black spots on the skin should be removed from the box immediately as Anthracnose has a tendency to spread very rapidly on contact. It should be remembered that we do not subject the mangoes to any chemical treatment after harvesting like dipping the fruits in an anti-fungal solution. It is therefore very important that the box should be inspected every day without fail and any infected fruits (those with black spots) removed from the box. Our money back / replacement guarantee does not cover loss of fruits due to Anthracnose resulting from improper storage.

Extending Shelf Life Of Fully Ripened Mangoes

The Shelf life of fully ripened mangoes can be extended for up to two weeks by keeping them in the refrigerator ( not freezer ). Some mottling ( darkening ) of the skin may occur but the flesh inside will be perfect to eat. Storage beyond two weeks is however not recommended. Please note that only fully ripened mangoes can be stored in this manner. Unripened mangoes stored in the refrigerator will never ripen and will finally rot.

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