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When Is Mango Season?

HankyT Mar 11, 2010 06:46 AM

I seem to remember spring brings mangoes, but living in the asphalt jungle my seasonal radar may be skewed. I wanna get a jump on the great mangoes, especially the ones at the Indian places in Queens. Can anyone offer assistance?
I'd also love the name of of couple of those places where you can buy a box of heaven. Though I suppose I could search for that too.

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  1. jen kalb RE: HankyT Mar 11, 2010 08:17 AM

    Subzi Mandi and the newer place next door on 37th Ave should both have them - but not for a while yet, Im thinking they will arrive hereMay or June at the earliest.

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      missmasala RE: jen kalb Mar 11, 2010 05:02 PM

      I was at the patel bros in JH today--no mangoes.

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        jen kalb RE: missmasala Mar 11, 2010 06:54 PM

        I dont even eat mangoes (!) but I was looking out for the Indian imports religiously for my daughter last year. I dont think they turned up in the NJ stores I mostly shop in until June - I think the haitian and mexican mangoes start coming in earlier.

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      Greg RE: HankyT Mar 11, 2010 09:03 AM

      You do sometimes see Indian mangoes in the mid- to late-spring, but lately climate changes in the region have reduced the crop yields, resulting in fewer imports to this country. For Mexican mangoes, the prime season is May through July, with the Brazilian mangoes coming in September through October.

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        Mike R. RE: Greg Mar 13, 2010 03:59 AM

        If only South African mangoes were on the import radar screen...they were superb and aplenty there just three weeks ago (mid-February). Likely a Dept. of Agriculture issue.

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        Peter Cherches RE: HankyT Mar 11, 2010 10:03 AM

        In addition to the countries mentioned, I see Peruvian mangoes in the dead of winter.


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          kathryn RE: HankyT Apr 4, 2010 11:44 PM

          Patel Brothers has them by the case when they are in season but shipments are infrequent. And they DO run out. Usually Alphonso or Kesar, dependent upon timing. They showed up in mid-April last year, I think this year the crop may be on the early side. Let's hope so!

          Call ahead to both the Flushing and Jackson Heights Stores. Last year it was $30 per case (and only by the case). You have to ask for them by the registers. They will open the case up beforehand so you can inspect them. Individually wrapped inside the box in little sheathes with padding. Bring something to make a "handle" out of the plastic grocery bags they put it in. That box is large and a little unwieldy. 12 mangoes, and a bit smaller than the Tommy Atkins variety.


          Patel Brothers
          37-27 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

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            waistband RE: HankyT Apr 5, 2010 11:11 AM

            I HAVVE TWO LARGE MANGO TREES THAT ARE FLOWERING NOW.WILL BE REady for picking in end of may and june and july.Mostly june.I live in south fl.

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              kathryn RE: HankyT Apr 24, 2010 02:22 PM

              Called Patel Bros. today, not yet. "Next month" they told us.

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