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Unless Vision Import Group gets the EXCLUSIVE Marketing Rights for the entire Brazil Palmer mango crop, this will be another failed attempt at rebranding a variety of mango. The Scientific world knows this variety as a Palmer mango. To call it by any other name is an attempt to confuse consumers. 

This is a repeat of the Cirulli Brothers venture with the "Champagne" mango which is nothing more than a highly graded Ataulfo mango. Once Cirulli Brothers lost their corner on the market, the Ataulfo took over a substantial share of the USA marketplace and now the "Champagne" sham is over.

~ Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)

John Vena and Vision Import Groups import KISS mangoes

September 03, 2015 | 11:32 am EDT

John Vena and Vision Import Group are importing KISS mangoes
Photo by John Vena

John Vena Inc., is welcoming the start of 2015 KISS mango season by adding a ripening process.

The Philadelphia-based wholesaler is working in partnership with River Edge, N.J.-based Vision Import Group LLC to distribute the Brazil trademarked KISS fruit and has developed a ripening process for the unique mango, according to a news release. 

In its preconditioning process, the distributor applies 8-10 pounds pressure to the fruit that produces fruit at the perfect stage of ripeness for foodservice and high-volume retail customers, according to the release. 

With brix levels of 15-16 and a mild tropical flavor reminiscent of peaches and nectarines, the KISS mangoes are ideal for introducing the uninitiated into the mango-loving market, according to the release.

The fruit is grown in northern Brazil’s Sao Francisco river valley, a semi-arid region known for tropical fruit production. 

The slender mango possesses a distinctive, deep red purple, almost byzantium, blush and its apricot-colored flesh is nearly fiber-less, which produces high yields and sweet taste and eating experiences, according to the release.

The KISS variety is an iconic tropical fruit that remains the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines and is an ideal snack for health-conscious people, according to the release.

Vision Import Group is a part of the Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Co., which imports Mexican, Central American, and South American produce.

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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate

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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…