An Indian Varietal Grown In Mexico
Thanks to Jorge Crespo (The Crespo Mango Man) and his passion for all things new, including new growing challenges, as well as his desire to expand the family’s expertise always being forward thinking (Jorge is much like his father Roberto Crespo Fitch), RCF Distributors has several new specialty varietals that are being introduced in seasons ahead. The Mallika mango is Jorge’s second specialty varietal, after the Keiw Savoy ( Thai Sweet Green Mango). The Mallika is a special mango that has caught the attention of mango loves with its sweeter, more nuanced tropical exotic flavor.
Jorge’s mission aligns with the original mission of El Grupo Crespo & RCF Distributors, laid down by his father Roberto, which is not only to simply increase production and consumption of Mexican mangoes, but to do so in a manner that creates long term viable, profitable and sustainable agricultural models for the growing communities in Mexico in which they live amongst. Roberto, like his children, understood that means advancing, in systems as well as offerings. No one knows just how much things change more than farmers. And the family is always thinking of how to improve and grow as consumers needs and the market and world changes.
For El Grupo Crespo, and RCF Distributors (aka the mango experts) there is no choice but to always be evolving and growing. New varietals are a part of that evolvement.
Our Mallika mangoes available in our Mango King & Crespo Organic brans is one of the most exciting mangoes to be introduced on the market and thrives during the peak of summer, when we all crave the sweet and drippy ecstasy of mangoes most!
The Mallika mango.
Available in June & July. The Mallika orchards are very special. These come from smaller, newly producing orchards, volumes are small and the season is short get them while you can!
This is a very special mango. Indian varietals are very difficult to get in the USA despite the fact that some consider them the best varietals in the world. Mallikas are prized for their ultra sweet creamy and totally fiberless flesh.
History: Indian varietal that hails from the hybridization of the Indian native varietals Neelum and Dasheri
Shape: A flat oblong shape
Color & Hues: Skin starts green and turns bright yellow with light pink undertones and some green blush tones when ripe. The flesh is a vibrant deep burnt orange color.
Texture: Silky and creamy, totally fiberless. Very juicy.
Flavor and Aroma: Super aromatic and incredibly sweet. Intense melon, floral and citrus aromas. Sweet honey and citrus flavors, perfumy.
Ideal Ripeness/Ripening Cues: They can be eaten at various stages of the ripening process, they are sour when very green and sweet when yellow. They tend to be heavier on the citrus notes and flavors during green and firm stages and have more melon notes and flavors during the semi ripe and ripe stages.
Size: They tend to be very large, but have a wide range 6-14cnt
*Follow along with our sister brand Crespo Organic, whose test kitchen (The Crespo Organic Kitchen) offers, recipes, tips and tricks for these sweet and special mangoes!