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Alphonso Mango

The mango season is around the corner and these refreshing fruits are known for making summers more special. More than 1500 types of mangoes are cultivated in India every year and places such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and West Bengal are known for contributing to the highest amount of cultivation of mangoes. While the king of fruits remains Mango, Alphonso Mangoes are the most loved ones. These fruits are the most expensive and they are also one of the delicious types. Here we have jotted down some interesting information about the Indian Alphonso. If you are a true mango lover then don’t miss out.

Why is Alphonso worldwide famous?

Alphonso is considered to be the sought-after mango in the Indian market and people love it because of its attractive aroma, delicious pulp, creamy texture and size. Alphonso’s grown in Ratnagiri and Devgad are the gold-rated mangoes and they are worldwide famous for their unique taste. These mangoes are extremely sensitive in nature and they easily get spoiled. Considering the sales graph the Alphonso mangoes have shown the highest number of sales.

How Alphonso got its name?

The Alphonso mangoes are also called as Hapus in India. The Alphonso was named after Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515 CE), the man who conquered Goa, usurping it from the Bijapur Sultanate in 1510 CE. This Portuguese general and military expert helped establish Portuguese colonies in India. The Portuguese then introduced grafting on mango trees to produce varieties like Alphonso and thus these types of mangoes were named Alphonso. The most famous places to find in India are Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri, Raigad, and Konkan regions.

How to identify best quality Alphonso?

Best quality Alphonso’s can be identified as per its color, aroma, skin texture, size and farming place. The best and most expensive grown Alphonso mangoes are the ones that attract people with their smell, appearance, those which are pulpy and color shiny. Real Alphonso’s are not totally yellow in color, it has green shades.

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