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This is the latest attempt to rename the very popular mango cultivar discovered in a coffee plantation in Chiapas, Mexico.

First Ciruli Brothers tried to change the name to "Champagne" mango and then Tavilla Los Angeles tried to call it a "Van Gogh" mango ...

What next???
Rename The Tommy Atkins or the Haden mango???

The marketers should respect the origin of the mango and honor the people who discovered these cultivars!!!

The scientific community (ISHS Mang Working Group) needs to set these marketing clowns straight!

From the National Mango Board website:



With the continued popularity of Ataulfo mangos in U.S., fans have lovingly renamed the mango to “Honey” after its sweet taste and creamy texture.

The Honey mango, one of Mexico's favorite varieties, travels well and is easy to find in the U.S. The golden creamy texture, often described as “buttery,” holds up best when sliced or diced. Its tender texture and mildly tart sweetness makes this mango adaptable to many cuisines.


Originating through the cross-pollination of several varieties in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico, this small yellow variety was originally named “Ataulfo” after the grower Ataulfo Morales Gordillo. The Soconusco region is the designated origin for Ataulfo mangos by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, similar to origin designations for certain Italian cheeses or champagne from France.


The Honey mango is quite compatible with the spice and complexity of Mexican food. Honeys have without doubt become a part of rich culture and cuisine. A common sight among Mexico City streets are vendors and markets filled with authentic foods – commonly mangos, as paletas (popsicles), helados (ice creams), macaroons, candies and simple dried fruit snacks.

This delicious treat from Mexico makes its way to American grocery markets from March through June.

For more information on Honey mangos, please check out our Varieties page.

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Alphonso (mango)
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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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INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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