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Homegrown Hillsborough: Mangoes

Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In this feature we discuss a seasonal crop, grown locally and available fresh in area groceries.

Fun facts:

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.

Local insight:

Mangoes are a minor commercial crop in Hillsborough County. Trees in yards throughout the area yield fresh fruit for mango-loving residents.

Recipe:

Grilled Florida shrimp with mango and sweet chili sauce

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Photo provided by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.