This mango may be from Hawaii but we’re not sure. It is thought to be derived from Totapuri (aka Sandersha or Bangalora). There is a strong physical resemblance between the two, but Step has much better eating quality.
The fruit are medium-to-large in size, oblong-shaped and stay relatively green with a hint of red blush when ripe. The flesh is firm, with minimal fiber, and has a pleasant mild Indian/West Indian flavor.
Our Step tree has grown slowly since planting in 2014, fruiting for the first time in 2017. It appears to be a mid-season fruit in Florida ripening in July, and has a rather short season. For the last several years the fruit have displayed good disease resistance despite its parentage, and the fruit has been very popular despite Step being relatively unknown.
Flavor: Indian/West Indian