Organic California Keitt Mango Time
The long awaited California Keitt mango season is here! It is the only organic mango variety commercially grown in California as far as we know. Deemed as one of the best tasting mangos by many people, this domestic tropical fruit is impressive in both its strikingly large size and beautiful green color.
Keitt mangos have virtually no stringy fibers and a thin pit which means more fruit to devour. This unique domestic mango does not have to travel far and is left on the tree until it has developed a high level of maturity and sweet flavor. California Keitts are grown in the Coachella Valley, which runs for about 45 miles in Riverside County from Palm Springs to the northern part of the Salton Sea.
Keitts are also extra special because they are not subjected to the stress of a hot water bath, as most imported mangos are, contributing to a delicious eating experience. Almost all imported mangos are hot water treated to eliminate fruit flies and fruit fly larvae. The mangos are put into hot water bath (115-118 F) anywhere from 90-120 minutes.
*Don’t be deterred by the Keitt’s green skin which stays green even when ripe.
*Ripen your mangos up on your counter at room temperature. Mangos do not like the cold and can develop chill damage if stored in the refrigerator.
*You will know they are ready to eat when they yield slightly to gentle pressure.
The season is very short and lasts only about 4-6 weeks so don’t miss out this delicious juicy California grown tropical fruit!