Homegrown Hillsborough: Mangoes
Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world. They are related to cashews and pistachios.
When are fresh local mangoes available at local groceries and farm stands?
May through October, depending on variety, with the highest production in June and July.
What types of mangoes are grown commercially here?
Florigon, Saigon, Nam Doc Mai, Carrie, Tommy Atkins, Van Dyke, Parvin, Duncan, Vallenato, Keitt.
Where are mangoes most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?
From Palm River to Ruskin, and generally close to Tampa Bay to mitigate cold temperatures.
Mangoes are a minor commercial crop in Hillsborough County. Trees in yards throughout the area yield fresh fruit for mango-loving residents.