Plant of the month for July 2024 – Mango

A great way to eat mango is to cut each half into cross-hatched cubes. (Diana Duff/courtesy photo)

Developing mangos start to change color from green to yellow often with a red blush. (Kim and Forest Starr/courtesy photo)

Most mangos put a lovely floral display in late winter to early spring. (Kim and Forest Starr/courtesy photo)

Welcome to mango season in Hawaii. Here on the Big Island, we can choose from lots of tasty varieties this summer. Though some stores carry local mangoes, your best bet is to shop at one of the farmer’s markets where vendors often carry several different species. Once you find one you like, you might want to consider growing your own.