Imam Pasand is one of the best mangoes of India. Desert mango, oval shape, green outside, no fiber, white flesh, very distinctive taste like asian pear, no fiber, picked up unripe and let sit like Kent. Ideally suited for dessert, the table and show. The fruit weigh 16 oz or more and are a beautiful smooth oval at maturity. The skin is a dark green, with distinct white highlights over the entire surface. Upon ripening the fruit can attain a deep yellow blush the shoulders and mid-section. The tree has a trailing growth habit and is easily controlled by annual pruning. The properly pruned tree will have a full, spreading canopy of 8 to 10 ft in height and spread. During the fruiting season of June and July, Imam Pasand hangs heavy with consistent production. The fruit should be harvested mature green and ripened off the tree at a temperature of 75 to 85 F. Harvesting should occur 2 to 4 weeks before ripening on the tree for the development of the best quality. Properly harvested and ripened fruit have a fiberless, silky flesh with a deep, sweet flavor and distinct citrus overtones. The tree and fruit are tolerant of diseases and require little in the way of special care.