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INDIA 2016 : Karnataka Eyes US, Malaysia for Mango Export

Sat,23 Apr 2016

BENGALURU: At a time when the state government is looking at the United States of America (USA) and Malaysia as potential markets to export mangoes, exporters have advised it to go slow with the plans saying it is not the right time.

 According to them, there is no demand for Karnataka mangoes in the international market now as it is flooded with mangoes from North Indian states and also other countries. “The state is planning export 10,000 tonnes of mangoes to the USA and Malaysia. Earlier, the state was exporting mangoes to the Middle East, Singapore and European countries. This year, along with these countries, it will also be exported to the US and Malaysia,” said Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL) chairperson Kamalakshi Rajanna. 

S V Vijay, a partner of Sai Diaries, which exports mangoes to Dubai, Singapore and European countries, said, “In Europe, mangoes (Alphonso and Kesar) which was 11 pounds (`1,012) per kg has reduced to 4.5 pounds (`414) per kg.

We need to wait until June. We should export mangoes at the right time,” he added. 

Speaking to reporters on the sideline of a one-day workshop organised by KSMDMCL in association with Horticulture Department on Friday, Kamalakshi said that in 2015-16, 4,500 mango growers in Karnataka had registered with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). According to her, there is a demand for Alphonso and Kesar varieties of mango outside the country. 

Mango Mela at different places this time, Mango Melas will be organised at various parts of the city including Lalbagh, Malleswaram Grounds, near IT-BT companies and at all major bus stations. This is expected to be in second or third week of May and it will go on for one month..

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

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Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

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

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

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. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

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.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…