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Is Mango A Stone Fruit? [Confusion Solved!]

Everybody wants to take a hefty and chunky mouthful bite of ripe Mango fruit, but be careful if you are a first-timer to do so, as your teeth may have to battle with the stone-like seed in the center.

Generally, Mango is a drupe and stone fruit as it contains a thin covering surrounding the sweet, fleshy pulp and inner hard and stony pit. That husky pit contains the seed, which further germinates and develops into a mango tree.

Mango is a tropical fruit, and the peak season for this exotic fruit is May through September. However, you can find imported Mangoes in the markets anytime.

Go through this article to clear up your confusion about the category of your favorite Mango fruit.

What fruits are stone fruits?

The fact may surprise you that that the fruits like Blackberries, Mulberries, and Raspberries are not actually berries but stone fruits instead.

Technically, these stone fruits are also called drupes, including wide fruit varieties like Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Apricots, and many more.

Ripe Mango stone fruits
Mango is a drupe and a stone fruit with a thin covering.

Moreover, some varieties that we usually know as nuts, like almonds, pistachios, coconut, etc., also come under stone fruits.

Thus, the fruits with a large pit in the center of the flesh and thin skin are called stone fruits. That pit contains seeds inside it, and the fruit got its name due to its hard, stony nature. 

However, some fleshy fruits with seeds, like apples, pears, papaya, Avocado, etc., are not stone fruits. To be a stone fruit, it must contain a single seed inside.

When the stone fruits are ripe, they develop a sweet fragrance compared to the raw and unripe fruit.

Here is the list of stone fruits and their peak season of harvest.

Stone Fruits Seasons

Is Mango A Stone Fruit?

Technically, Mango is a drupe with a thin covering, a fleshy, sweet, and edible center, and a hard pit inside.

Moreover, it contains a single side inside, having a thick and husky covering with a hard and stony texture.

Thus the outer pericarp, missle fleshy mesocarp, and inner hard and husky endocarp make this simple fruit a stone fruit.

Furthermore, Mango is a popular exotic fruit often called s the king of fruits due to its unique sweet and sour taste.

Description of a Mango
Mango has three parts, and we eat the middle mesocarp.

Mangoes are rich in high fiber, vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folic acid and taste great as smoothies, salads, or raw.

Also, it contains antioxidants like in Avocado, helping in skin care, heart disease, eye care, and digestive health.

From Editorial Team

How To Plant Mango Seed?

To grow Mango, soak the seed overnight and wrap it with wet paper the next day. Inspect it for a few days until the seed sprouts.

After the seed germinates, plant it in a pot or directly on the ground, providing them adequate watering and 8 hours of direct sunlight.

Your Mango tree will mature within 5 to 8 years and produce sweet pulpy stone fruits.

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