Summer is here, so the king of fruits Mango
Do you know? There are over 1000 varieties of mangoes in India. Less than 20 are grown commercially.
Here is some quick profile of mango varieties so that you can know the mango you eat next time by its name.
Alphonso: Called as Badami in Karnataka and Happus in Maharashtra, Alphonsos are called the king of mangoes.
Totapuri: The fruit size is medium to large, its shape is oblong with necked base and colour is golden yellow. It is widely used for processing.
Banganapalli: Also known as Safeda, it is a commercial variety of Andhra and Tamil Nadu.
Dasheri: This variety derives its name from the village Dashehari near Lucknow. Tastes rich and sweet.
Himsagar: This variety is indigenous to Bengal. This is one of the choicest varieties of Bengal and has gained extensive popularity.
Kesar: This is an expensive variety of Gujarat with a red blush on the shoulders. One of the most expensive ones. Fruit size is medium, shape oblong and keeping quality is good.
Langra: This variety is indigenous to Varanasi area of Uttar Pradesh. Legend says the mother tree still lives today in a village in UP. The house belongs to a person who is mobility impaired – hence the name.
Ambika: This is a variety developed from a cross between Amrapali and Janardan Pasand and released in the year 2000 for commercial cultivation.
Mulgoa : This is a commercial variety of south India. It is quite popular among the lovers of mango owing to the high quality of its fruit.
Vanraj: It is a highly prized variety of Vadodra district of Gujarat and fetches good returns. The fruit is medium in size, ovate-oblong in shape and colour is deep chrome.
Suvernarekha: This is a commercial variety of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Chausa : This variety originated as a chance seedling in the orchard of a Talukdar of Sandila district Hardoi, U.P.
Did you taste this year’s mango yet amidst the lockdown?