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Harum Manis

Mango from Indonesia

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Harum Manis, the Sweet and Fragrant Mango

  • Aug 22, 2010
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Harum Manis, a variety of the mango fruit Mangifera indica L., is said to be one of the best varities in the world. It originated in Indonesia and is registered as Arumanis 143. In Malaysia, where it is known as Harumanis variety, the registered name is M128. A sub-cultivar (cultivated variety) is called gadung.

The colour of the skin is green, even when it is ripe except for a tinge of yellow closer to the fruit stalk and shoulder. The flesh when ripe is yellow. The sub-cultivar gadung has a more attractive orangish flesh when fully ripe, especially near the seed.

The fruit is more or less kidney-shaped, about 400-600 gm when mature. It is unique in the sense that it has a "beak" at the distal end and a "dimple" nearby.

As typical for mango trees, they need 2-4 months of dry weather to induce flowering. In the Southern Hemisphere, the flowering season is in July-September whereas in the Northertn Hemisphere, in February-March. The harvesting seasons are in October-December and May-July respectively. It takes about 3 months to get ripen,

Harumanis from Malaysia is now exported to Japan, the first ever variety of mango to have done so. to prove its sweetness and fragrance as its name indicates.

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September 07, 2010
You have a lot of good wiki information in this review! What do you like about? I'd love to read more about your opinion on the taste, texture, etc!
September 08, 2010
Hi Bethany ! I"ll arrange soon. Best regards.
August 30, 2010
Great review, Sebastian!  I'm pretty sure this is a type of mango that I've had before, and if so, I love it because it's so "meaty"!  By the way, I run the Gourmand community and I would really love for you to join and add your review there :)  Thanks for sharing!
September 08, 2010
Hi Devora ! This mango variety has a rather "flattened" stone/seed inside resulting in the "meaty" condition of the fruit. I may join your Gourmand later. Best regards.
August 22, 2010
I love Harum Manis. It's my most favorite fruit and the one I had most regularly! After Harum Manis, life is never the same again :-) Thanks for the informative review & welcome to Lunch!
September 08, 2010
Hello Sharrie ! Are you travelling currently ? Where are you from ? Harumanis/mangoes grow well in tropical/sub-tropical countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, India , Thailand, etc and as far north as Taiwan and Northen Australia to the south. Florida in the US also grows mango. I understand, the carabao variety from the Phillipnes is also delicious. Kind regards.
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Simply the best mango in the world! NO Kidding!!!
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