Known as the “king” of mangos. Alphonso is perhaps the most famous of the Indian mangos.
The flesh is yellow, medium firm, with minimal fiber, containing a monoembryonic seed.
It has a flavor rich in spice elements. Alphonso trees, which are vigorous growers, tend to struggle with spongy tissue disease in fruit and their production often suffers as a result.
Good alternatives for those seeking the Alphonso flavor are Kesar and Taimoor.