Indian Mangoes are world famous for its flavor, richness and sweetness. No wonder, India is the largest producer of mangoes.
Here we share the most popular mango varieties grown in India
One of the most expensive varieties of mango, Alphonso is grown mainly in Maharashtra in the Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg districts along with the Konkan region of India. It is popularly known as Hapus and is available from February to May.
Dasheri Mango is grown in various regions of North India, Nepal and Pakistan. The mango first appeared in the gardens of the Nawab of Lucknow in the 18th century. The mango is available from May end when the season of Alphonso gets over. It is a highly popular variety of Mango because of its sweet taste. Dasheri is even exported in South East Asian countries including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and The Philippines.
Chaunsa or Chausa
This variety of Mango was started by Sher Shah Suri and after he won the Battle of Chausa (near Patna), he named the mango as Chausa. The season of Chausa starts from June and stays till August. It is a popular variety of both India and Pakistan. In India it is mainly produced in Lucknow, Varanasi and Kaimganj.
Delicious Kesar mango is the pride of Gujarat. Talala, Vanthali, Keshod, Kodinar Mangrol and Una talukas in Junagadh district and Dhari, Rajula, Jaffrabadabd Khambha in Amreli are the major Kesar producing areas. Kesar usually arrives in the market in the last week of April.
Badami is Karnataka’s leading mango variety. It is often called as Karnataka’s own Alphonso. The reason being the taste and texture of Badami is sane as that of Alphonso. The season of Badami is from April to June.
Green and round, small and sweet, Langra mango fits in your palm perfectly for you to squeeze and suck the juicy pulp. The variety was first produced near Varanasi and so it is also called as Banarasi Langra. It is named after a Lazy langra (lame) man who harvested it for the first time. It is now grown in Uttar Pradesh, Harayana, Bihar and West Bengal. It is available in the markets only in mid June.
Also known as Banganapalli, these mangoes come straight from the state of Andhra Pradesh. These mangoes are fibreless. They are yellow in color and a white tinge. They are available from April to June.
The huge mango with a pointed end and a thick skin is none other than Totapuri. The Totapuri mango is widely grown in south India and is highly popular in the western states including Maharashtra. It has various other names names – Bangalora, Sandersha, Kallamai, Kili Mooku, Collector, Mukku, Gilli and Thevadiyamuthi.
Neelam is grown in almost all parts of India. However, the best variety of Neelam comes from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Though Neelam arrives quite early in the season, the best variety of this mango is available only from mid-June.
An old hybrid mango, Amrapali has became highly popular beyond the mango-growing districts in the last few years. The Amrapali is a hybrid between Neelam and Dashehari varieties. It was first cultivated in 1972. They took the male parent from the Neelam and the female parent from the Dashehari. It is available from June.