Much of the skin will stay green when ripe. A ripe fresh mango should have a fragrant tropical fruity aroma a full colour and will give slightly to the touch. Mangoes should not be refrigerated until they are ripe. Fully ripe mangoes can be stored in the fridge for a few days. Never store mangoes in plastic bags. Cut from the stem end along the stone. Score the flesh of the cheek into a diamond pattern. Turn inside out. Eat the flesh straight from the cheek or cut off the cubes.