MANGO

Halls sources mango from a number of grower partners around the globe to ensure a 12-month supply.

Halls RIPE Mango

The majority of mango is shipped by sea, but Halls also has a specialist team dealing specifically in air freight mango.  This fruit is ripened on the tree and leaves its sub-tropical orchard carefully packed to arrive in Europe just 24 hours later, bursting with flavour and ready to eat.

With its large flat seed lying in the centre of the fruit, the mango is packed full of nutritional benefits with over 20 vitamins and minerals. It is a sweet treat with no cholesterol and very low calorific value.

Today, there are more than a thousand different varieties of mango around the world. A great many of the commercial varieties grown today were bred in Florida at the beginning of the twentieth century.


VARIETALS

The mango varietals that Halls sources for our retail programmes are as follows:

TOMMY ATKINS

Bred in Florida in 1922, the Tommy Atkins was soon chosen by growers for its productivity, robustness when handled and good resistance to anthracnose.​ The flesh has a deep orange colour and even though slightly fibrous, it is of good quality. Yellow, orange and bright red in colour, it is particularly favoured in northern Europe. Most exports consist of medium-sized fruits (8 to 10 fruits per 4kg box), which matches many supermarket chains' requirements.

KENT

Bred in 1932 in Florida from sown "Brooks", the Kent bears comparatively large fruits, ranging from 440g to more than 1kg on young trees. Much appreciated by both the upstream and downstream ends of the sector, yields are medium but with a high proportion of export fruit. Fruit colour is attractive and the tasty flesh is firm and ripens very gradually. It is grown in most of the countries supplying Europe, where it is considered to be the yardstick for mango.

KEITT

Bred in 1939 in Florida from sown "Mulgoba", the Keitt has high, regular yields. The flesh appears orange to deep yellow and is rich in flavour. The reddish colour appears before the fruit is ripe and can lead to problems of early picking. This varietal has a melting texture but is less appreciated than the Kent. It is nevertheless gaining importance as an end-of season variety, prolonging the export season and addressing the gaps between supply origins.

RIPENING

The mango will ripen at room temperature becoming sweeter and softer as the process evolves. However, with commercial volumes there needs to be an element of scientific control over nature and the timing is carefully managed. The demand for mango is growing and the Halls technical team take great care to ensure that customers receive fruit at the required stage, packed into a variety of formats to suit.

THE HALLS RIPE RANGE

The Halls Ripe Range offers our retail and wholesale customers quality mango for immediate consumption. We have in-house facilities to provide this range of fruit in a variety of retail ready formats. At Halls, we respect the importance of perfectly ripe fruit for a good eating experience and repeat purchase.

Halls RIPE Mango Single


HALLS PACKAGING

  • 4kg cartons
  • Flow-wrapped punnets of either 2 or 3 mangoes per punnet
  • Heat-sealed punnets of 1 or 2 mangoes per punnet