Alphonso: The Jewel of Konkan
Each mango variety comes with its unique taste, texture, and taste. The climate in which a mango grows and the soil determines the taste and flavor of the fruit.
Usually, the first mango blossoms are ready around February. A lot depends on the climate, and a warm one is the most suitable one. We get our fruit from the second flower- this starts in early April in Ratnagiri and continues until mid-May. In Devgad, the fruit ripens in mid-May and lasts for several weeks. Overall, it spans over 6-8 weeks.
What is so special about Ratnagiri and Devgad?
Location, soil, topography, climate, and generations of information about their mangoes make them different. Mango lovers can vouch that Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagiri and Devgad are the best tasting the Alphonso mangoes one can grab! Mangoes, which as grown in Ratnagiri area and Devgad area, are protected by GI (Geographical Indication) - the official guarantee that your mangoes are from Ratnagiri or Devgad.
Ratnagiri and Devgad Hapus is the most sought after mango every summer evening!! People who have tried growing Alphonso mangoes in the rest of India and all across the globe admit that growing a Hapus is no joke! Mangoes grown in different areas taste different.
From our experience, we find that Ratnagiri Alphonso is small in size, and has a delicate skin that shrinks when the fruit is ripe. Alphonso mango from Devgad is large and has a thicker skin that does not burn and glows when they are evenly ripened.
Ratnagiri Alphonso enhances its taste as it starts ripening and deepens as it is gets done. So, a raw Ratnagiri Hapus tastes delicious too. Devgad Alphonso enters its element later in the middle of the ripening process, so a raw Devgad Hapus tastes sour.
Ratnagiri and Devgad Hapus are immensely incredible. There's no other way to completely understand and appreciate their beauty of Ratnagiri and Devgad Alphonso mangoes than by eating them!