Haitian mango gets PLU code

01/11/2012 01:30:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Courtesy National Mango BoardThe francis mango variety has been issued a PLU code.

The International Federation for Produce Standards, the group responsible for setting PLU codes, issued code #3621 for the francis, a Haitian mango that typically peaks in volume in May, June and July, according to a news release from the Orlando-based National Mango Board.

In 2011, about 2.2 million boxes of francises shipped in the U.S., most coming through South Florida.   

The mango board applied for the PLU code at the request of several francis shippers.

The francis features yellow and green skin, orange flesh  and a rich, sweet and slightly spicy flavor. 



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