Maya is a high quality mango with a lovely flavour and smooth, fibreless flesh. The shape is quite round compared to many mangoes, and a distinctive feature is a small prominent ‘horn’ at the stylar end. The underlying peel colour is a deep yellow, but there is often an attractive orange-red blush on much of the surface. The peel is thin and the stone quite small, while the flesh is plump and fulsome.
Ripening & Quality: Maya is easy to monitor for ripeness as the fruit becomes quite soft and tender when mature, and the peel develops a deep yellow tinge beneath the red blush.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Maya is a beautiful mango with silky smooth flesh which will be thoroughly enjoyed by consumers.
Sweet, silky, flavoursome.
Origin: The Maya variety was discovered as a natural clone in an Israeli orchard. First arrivals in Europe commenced in about 2002, although the variety had been common on local markets for several years previously.
Grown in: Israel, Gambia.
Harvest & Availability: Suppliers of Maya to UK are generally as follows:
- June: Gambia
- July: Gambia, Israel
- August: Israel