University of Illinois Extension

M is for Mango

Mangoes are round, oval or kidney shaped and about the size of a large avocado. Most mangoes start off green, but in the store they may have spots of red, yellow or gold. The fruit is juicy, orange-colored and tastes like a combination of peaches and pineapple. They are hard to peel and pit, but with practice, you can learn to slice a mango. The seed looks like a large fuzzy lima bean. If you plant the seed, and have patience, you can grow a mango tree.