There is nothing better than good ripe fruit! It is not always easy to tell when your fruit is ready to eat. To tell if your mango is ripe, check the area around the stem. If this area appears to be plump and round, the mango is ripe. Beware! Most mango fruit sold in stores are not quite ripe. Leaving the fruit on the counter for a few days at room temperature will help to ripen the fruit.