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* 1-2 Sep 2021
Mango varieties in India
Alphonsos Hapoos - Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Alphonso is golden yellow in appearance with a delightful taste and
aroma. It is named after Alfonzo de Albuquerque, the 1st
Portuguese Duke of Goa.
Amrapali Mangoes - All Over India
This is a hybrid variety created in 1971 - a cross between Dasheri and Neelam Mangoes, with a short shelf life.
Badami Mangoes - Karnataka
It is called Hapus of Karnataka.
Bangalora is also known as, Kili Mooku, Gilli, Mukku, Sandersha, and
Thevadiyamuthi. In Bangalore it is known as Totapuri and while most of
the rest of India it is known as Bangalora.
The names are derived from the special features of this variety and on
account of its possessing a sharp curved beak resembling the beak of a
parrot (Tota in Hindi) the name Totapuri. In Kannada it is called
as Gilimoothi (Parrot face).The fruit is brilliantly colored with a
flush of crimpson red against a yellow background of the skin.
Banganapalli - Andhra Pradesh
Pale skin on the top and juicy inside.
Bombay Green mangoes - Punjab
They are small in size
Chausa Mangoes - Uttar Pradesh
Found normally in the parts of Harodi. There are 3 varieties - Honey Chaunsa, Sweet Chaunsa, white Chaunsa
Dashehari Mangoes - Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh
They are known for their green peels and very delicious taste.
Fazli Mangoes - Bihar/Malda, West Bengal
They are large with lots of pulp.
Gulab Khaas Mangoes - Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal
Has non-fibrous pulp, a rosy flavour and taste with a blushing pink or red skin.
Hapus - Maharashtra, Karnataka
distinct aroma, flesh is saffron-colored
Himsagar mangoes - Murshidabad, West Bengal
The varieties - Nawab pasand and Begum pasand, Kishan Bhog
Imam Pasand - Andhra Pradesh/Telangana/Tamil Nadu
It is known as the 'King of Mangoes'.
Kalapadi - Andhra Pradesh
Kesar Mangoes - Gir Junagadh, Gujarat
It is popularly known as the “queen of mangoes” and owe their name for their saffron (kesari) appearance and great taste
Kilichundan Mango - Kerala
greenish-yellow mangoes curved like the beak of a bird.
Lakshmanbhog Mangoes - Malda, West Bengal
Has a gleaming golden reddish skin.
Langra mangoes - Varanasi, Uttarpradesh
They have exotic aroma.
Malda - Bihar
Non-fibrous with sweet sour flavour
Mallika Mangoes - All Over India
a hybrid of Neelam and Dasheri mangoes
Mankurad Mangoes - Goa
Very tasty with less fibre.
Mulgova - Tamil Nadu
This is called Hapoos of South.
Neelam Mangoes - Andhra Pradesh
Have a specific sweet smell and are usually smaller.
Paheri/Pairi Mangoes - Gujarat
Sour and sweet but very tasty
Raspuri Mangoes - Karnataka
Cultivated in and around Bangalore, Kolar, Ramanagara, it is rich in juice.
Ratnagiri - Maharashtra
Rumani Mangoes - Chennai
With greenish-yellow skin, most suited for pickles when raw and very tasty as a fruit.
Safeda Mangoes - Andhra Pradesh
Totapuri Mangoes - Bangalore
The mangoes are sweet and even used for pickles when they are raw. The
pulp is not very juicy but has a thick texture and great taste.
Vanraj Mangoes - Gujarat
Oval in shape with a reddish-tint, it has a longer shelf life.
Source: mangoesmumbai.com ; holidify.com ; timesofindia.indiatimes.com ; gardendiary.info