Florida is the only mainland state where they grow.
You can’t just eat a mango. For starters, one from a supermarket doesn’t hold a candle to one warmed by the sun and plucked from a tree. The deeply sweet, aromatic flesh loses its flavor in transit.
That’s why there’s South Florida, and a mango tasting and smoothies at International Mango Festival in Coral Gables (July 11-12), as well as Mango Row’s 150 varieties in Homestead’s Fruit & Spice Park. You won’t have a hard time at all finding yourself a sun-warmed mango during peak season in July.
Photos courtesy of Fruit & Spice Park and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden