Below are some of the most popular and exportable mangoes in Ghana.
Developed in Florida in 1944. Direct descendant of the Brooks cultivar, derived from the Sandersha seedling. The fruit is a regular oval shape, large 500-700g, with plump cheeks, greenish-yellow color with red shoulder. Very rich and sweet with fiber-free flesh like butter when ripe. A softer mango that really should not be put to the squeeze test. Highly susceptible to anthracnose and also sensitive to cold.
TOMMY ATKINS MANGO
Developed in Florida in the early 1920's. Mango cultivar developed and grown for commercial export.
The fruit is a regular oval, medium to large sized, 300to650g, yellowish-orange with deep red to purple blush, thicker skinned, juicy but firm with medium fiber. Susceptibility to anthracnose is low as compared with the other exportable varieties.
Developed by Captain Haden 1910 in Florida. Originated from Mulgoba seedling, Bombay, India. The fruit is a regular oval, large, 500-650g, yellow almost entirely washed over with an orange-red color, mild in flavor with a small amount of fiber. Highly susceptible to anthracnose and also highly sensitive to cold.
Indian strain thought to have originated, like the Haden, from a seedling of Mulgoba 1945, Homestead, Florida. The fruit is a large (400-800g.) ovate tapering with slight nose-like protuberance above its tip. Green to orange-yellow as it ripens; firm flesh with a piney sweetness and minimal fiber surrounding the seed area. A late fruiting mango, often available in fall.