King David

The mango variety King David is visually attractive, particularly with its orange-red blush overlaying, depending on ripeness, a pale green to deep yellow background. Without the red blush, the appearance is nondescript, but don’t judge a book by its cover!

The shape is slightly round to slightly elongated with a pronounced, though small ‘nose’. The skin is thin and the flesh quite soft when ripe, so detecting ripeness is relatively easy. The flesh itself is virtually fibreless and has a deep yellow-orange colouration. The stone is thin giving a good flesh to volume ratio. When ripened well, King David is a deliciously sweet, succulent, high quality mango with an attractive acidic balance. One if its most unusual attributes is the juiciness of the flesh which gives it a refreshing aqueous, melting texture, rather than the dense mouth feel normally associated with mangoes.

King David is a mid to late season variety and, once harvested, has a relatively short shelf life, so needs selling rather than storing.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****

King David is a high quality, tasty, sweet mango with an unusually juicy flesh.

Sweet, juicy, flavoursome

Names: King David

Origin: King David is a product of the mango improvement programme at the Volcani Institute in Israel. First sales in UK supermarkets took place in the early 2020’s.

Grown in: Israel

Harvest & Availability: King David is generally available in UK and Europe as follows:

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