Slice it. Mix it. Dice it. The mango is a versatile fruit that chefs and mixologists will incorporate into their recipes during the summer months. Not native to Hawai‘i, the mango found its way to the islands via ship. In Hawaiian Annual and Almanac for
1909, Thomas G. Thrum writes that Captain John Meek of the brig Kamehameha brought the first mango trees to Honolulu from Manila in 1824. Since then, local growers have introduced several new varieties, including Hadens, Piries and Gouveias.