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May 5, 2008 02:11 PM

How are your Alphanso mangoes this season?

I'd love to hear good things about them.I bought a box of them at Patel Brothers two weeks ago, which were not that great - light flavor, med sweet at best.

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  1. The mangos I purchased were Ataulfo variety from Haiti. They were so sweet they made my teeth ache and cut like butter. No stringy fiber either. The first batch were from a friend who got them in JH. I picked up a bunch at the V&T market on LI today and they were equally as good.

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    1. re: MKS

      Yeah, I still haven't had an imported Indian mango that's as good as the best Haitian ataulfo. Plus, they're 3-4 times the price.

      1. re: Luther

        The Ataulfo mangos were 4 for $6.00 at V&T in Hempstead.

        1. re: MKS

          Nice... Patel Bros. charges something like $3 a piece, and you have to buy a case at a time.

      2. re: MKS

        This (2009) season, at Frutas y Abarrotes Mexico near the base of Victory Blvd. on Staten Island, Ataulfos are three for $2.

        1. re: DaveCook

          For another good alternative (I supply mangos to family and friends but do not care for them), look out for the haitian mangoes (Francis), which I believe are preferable to the ataulfo or champagne mangos from mexico. Among other places, these are available at Bangla Nagar on Church Avenue - the caribbean vendor selling out of a truck at 38th and 3rd Ave across from Brooklyn Costco also often sells them in season.the ones I bought at Bangla Nagar took more than a week to become fully yellow, fragrant and soft.