The Amazing Mango Aam!
The king of mango, Alphonso, also known as Hapus in Maharashtra, is the most demanded mango globally for its delicious taste, aroma, and bright color.
It has been among the world's most popular fruits. It has been exported to various countries, including Japan, Korea, and Europe.
New markets such as the US and Australia have just opened.
The seeds of the alphonso mango usually germinate in the spring when it rains. Alphonso mangoes of Ratnagiri and Devgad districts of Maharashtra have remained a classic for generations.
However, over time, some farmers started growing various types of mangoes, such as Kesar and Beganpalli.
Premium Alphonso mangoes are nothing but alphonso mango, which are larger, have small seeds, and rich pulp.
Taste and other things remain the same. A young tree, around 3 to 6 years old or a low blossom, is the secret behind a large mango.
Salem's red soil, enriched by the mountains, is ideal for cultivating delicious mangoes as the soil is rich in nutrients for the fruit to grow naturally.
The trees are well led in a particular form of a V, allowing the sunlight to pass through directly, thereby increasing the yield of Alphonso trees.
The trees begin to bloom in late December, and the blocks start to emerge in January.
It takes at least months for the fruit to grow and ripen. The Alphonso mango season begins in late March.
It continues until the first week of June before the start of the South West economy. Rain damages the fruit and fruit pods.
Once harvested, the mangoes are cleanly sorted into a hay box and sent to the customers in the semi-ripe stage.
It will ripen in front of your eyes. So, don't worry—your mangoes are carbide free.
The naturally mature mango has a continuation of yellow and green color. The carbide mango has yellow and green frames that will not continue.
Mangoes treated with carbide will look yellow outside, but the mango will not ripen; they are very sour and not thick.
The natural mango pulp will ripen well, be juicy, and fragrant. Naturally grown and ripened mango is good for health.
It doesn't cause mouth rash, sore tongue, diarrhea, and other health problems.
Consumers should note that there is no special Alphonso fee, and good quality Hapus is available at very affordable prices.
At the start of the season, The priciest Hapus costs approximately 1600 Rs per kg. Remember, when buying mangoes, avoid carbide, and your health will abide!