Receiving Information: Pitting or gray discoloration of skin; uneven ripening: Indication of chill injury which also results in poor flavor - do not store mangoes below 50 degrees F/10 degrees C. Accelerated softening or ripening of fruit: Indication of ethylene exposure - keep unripe mangoes away from ethylene-producing produce and ripening rooms. Storage/Handling: Optimum Temp (F):55 - 55F 12.8 - 12.8C. Optimum Humidity:85 - 90 %. Storage Life (Days):14 - 21. Ethylene Producer: Yes. Ethylene Sensitive: No. Water Sprinkle: No. Odor Producer: No. Ripens After Harvest: Yes. Mist: No. Top Ice: No. Odor Sensitive: No
Mangoes that are mature have a flavor that is similar to a mixture of a peach and a pineapple with a light citrus undertone. Ripe mangoes are often substituted for peaches in many recipes.