HATCHER MANGO HILL
1908 Hypoluxo Road * P. O. Box  3168 * Lantana, Florida 33462

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HOW TO KNOW WHEN A
HATCHER MANGO IS RIPE

The skins of unripe Hatcher mangoes are green and the mango is hard.  The red or pink blush that some may have is a sunburn and has nothing to do with its ripeness.  Usually, splashes of yellow appear as the mango ripens but some remain green even when ripe.  It is normal for the mangoes to speckle sometimes when ripe just as bananas do but the best way to know if they are ripe is to test their firmness.  A ripe mango will have firm flesh that yields when pressed lightly and a wonderful fruity fragrance.

Mangoes will ripen on a kitchen counter at room temperature.  It is true that they will ripen quicker if placed in a paper bag but watch them carefully as they can over-ripen quickly.  Once the mangoes are fully ripe they can be placed in the refrigerator.  Don't ever refrigerate unripe mangoes because the refrigeration stops their natural ripening process permanently.

THE EASIEST WAY TO SLICE
A HATCHER MANGO

First slice off the cheeks vertically on either side of the flat seed. Cup the half in your hand and with a sharp knife, score the inside. Spoon out the scored pieces, or push the skin of the mango inwards to make the scored bits pop out, and slice them off directly. Repeat the same process on the remaining mango half. 

Now comes the fun part!  There is only one way we have found to make use of the mango remaining around the seed.  Just remove the peel, lean over the sink and eat what you can.  Enjoy!

MANGOES ARE ALWAYS IN SEASON

Mango pieces may be eaten immediately (always our choice!) or individually frozen on a cookie sheet and placed into freezer bags for enjoyment beyond mango season.  They will store in the freezer for 9 to 12 months.  The frozen slices of mangoes are great for milkshakes and smoothies and gives them a creamy thick texture which is especially delicious.
 

Remark from first time Hatcher Mango Hill customer Jim Cornwell
"I could not believe the size and flavor of these Hatcher mangoes!
Best of all there were no "strings" attached!"

 

For mango recipe ideas, including tips on preserving, drying and freezing, check out HATCHER's MANGO THRILLS Recipe Book