II SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MANGO AND AVOCADO
2ND SEPTEMBER 2017 8 PM UNTIL 1 AM
TASTING OF TAPAS AND WINES
PLAZA DE GAÑANIAS IN PLAYA DE MOGÁN
Why do mangoes and avocados taste so much better in Mogán than at home?
The unique micro-climate of the valley of Mogán makes it possible to cultivate these tropical fruits and give them a unique character. Mogán is just a small area and does not produce great quantities for export. Much of the “fresh” produce imported by the supermarkets of northern Europe is harvested so that it ripens in transit or in storage at its destination. Whereas in Mogán the fruit is ripened on the trees until it is ready to be eaten, giving the mangoes and avocados their very special and intense flavour.
A number of varieties of mango are cultivated locally. The most commercial and best known are Tommy Atkins, Keith, Haden and Kent, here known as “Mango Rojo” (Red Mango). The variety Alfonso, is less known because of its smaller and therefore less popular size, but it is a very popular with the local people because of its unique properties and intense flavour. The most cultivated varieties of avocado are Fuerte, locally known as the summer avocado and the Hass, which has a thicker skin and is known as the winter avocado.
During the evening of Tapas and wines, you will be able to sample a variety of tapas and desserts which the local restaurants will have on offer in their menus using these incredible fruits in combination with Canarian wine tasting.