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INDIA : 27th mango festival kick starts at Dilli Haat











Jul 4, 11:34 am








New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): With yesterday's grand inauguration of the 27th International Mango Festival by CM Arvind Kejrival, mango lovers can now look forward to a fascinating display of lip-smacking variety of the king of fruits at Dilli Haat.







For this edition of the three-day festival, the Delhi Tourism department has enabled 13 farmers and nine government institutions to showcase the variety of mangoes.




Giving details about the festival, Dr. RP Srivastav said that there are more than 600 varieties of mangoes this time with deshahri, mallika, chausa, aamrapali, langda, ramkela being the preferred choices.





Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Dy CM Manish Sisodia taking a look at the varieties of mangoes at the Annual Mango Festival 2015 (PTI Photo)



Abdul Samat, a participating vendor said that he has bought 50 varieties of the fruit this time with sugar-free mangoes, sensation and gol makhan being his specialty.




Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Dy CM Manish Sisodia eating mangoes at the Annual Mango Festival 2015. (PTI Photo)








Despite the huge variety at the festival it seems like the early showers of rain this year has taken a toll over the king of fruits, as the organisers and the vendors are not happy with the quality of fruit this time. (ANI)








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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

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INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST






Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.



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Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




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