Alphonso Aam - Hapoos Aam
Alphonso Aam(Hapoos Aam), also known as Hapoos or Hapus or Hapuz, is a renowned subtype of mangoes with a yellow colour, a unique aroma, creamy pulp, and deep flavour. It is the King of mangoes. Authentic Gi Tag-certified Mango Trees are grown in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
Hapus Aam - Alphonso Aam - हापस मैंगो - हापस आम
The best fruit, Hapus Mango from Ratnagiri District & Devgad Degad District, also known as Hapus fruit.
It has a bright golden yellow colour, rich creamy and tender texture, and an enticing aroma that's second to none!
Hapus Fruit, the King of Fruits
Hapus, Alphonso Mango, is India's King of Fruits. It is famous for its sweet and aromatic flavour and bright orange colour. Hapus is grown in the western state of Maharashtra and is often exported to other parts of the world. The fruit has a short harvesting season from April to June, which adds to its exclusivity and popularity among mango lovers.
What is a hapoos aam, and where does it come from?
Hapoos, is a variety of mango considered one of the best in taste and texture. It is primarily grown in the western region of Maharashtra, India, particularly in Maharashtra. Hapoos fruit is known for its sweet, juicy flesh and vibrant orange colour.
Be Aware of fake versions or Inferior Mangoes.
You might have heard a hale on the road or a hawker calling it Hapooos in your society. Once he reaches near your home, he will offer Karnataka mango as Ratnagiri Hapoos and Devgad Hapoos. Although they look alike, they are not the mangoes from Konkan. SO while buying, do check for an authentic Gi tag certificate.
Check for these mangoes to see whether they are ripened using chemicals like calcium carbide, which is harmful to you as it will give you a full yellow colour to the fruit as they are fast ripened using natural processes. The mango pulp of this fruit is not exactly sweet and tangy, like naturally ripened.
Also, check whether your fruit vendor has a GI tag certificate for selling authentic Alphonso Aam. Otherwise, you will see the board like lots of supermarkets that sell in tiny words like South Mango because they don't have GI tag certificate, but they sell it in the name of South Mango at cheaper rates.
The best subtype is grown in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri and Devgad districts.
The 200 km west line of the Indian coast between Goa and Mumbai (the Konkan region) has suitable soil and climate conditions conducive to ripe alphonso mango production.
The subtype that grows in Devgad and Ratnagiri is unique because it has thin skin and thick pulp.
Thus, you get more pulp from this variant than others.
Some places are famous for certain goods, foods, or crafts. For example, Kolkata is renowned for Roshogulla.
These regions are famous best they produce the best quality of a specific product. Such products are awarded a Geographical Indication or GI tag.
This tag gives intellectual rights to the producers or farmers of that specific region. Thus, a GI tag is a sign of quality.
You can blindly buy products with a GI tag without worrying because they will always be of the utmost quality.
This tag also certifies the origin of the products. It shows that the product is from a place that makes the best of its kind.
One such product is the Alphonso mango from Maharashtra. Sindhudurga (Devgad), Ratnagiri, Raigad, Palghar, and Thane are the five Maharashtrian districts that have earned this GI tag.
These are the areas that grow the best quality of this delicious fruit.
Ratnagiri and Devgad Alphonso mangoes are sometimes called King of Kings.
Ratnagiri Alphonso Aam is available at the start, and Devgad Hapus is available at the end of the season.
Fibreless, sweet, and with a delicious aroma - Hapus is packed with everything you cannot resist.
Several other states across India and many countries have tried growing this with varying degrees of success. However, Hapus is extremely sensitive to weather.
A legend suggests that it has a King's temper, which is why it is the King of Kings.
This variant's first blossoms are in February, and the fruits are available from April to early June.
This fruit is a treat not just for your taste buds but also for your health. This fruit is packed is many health benefits.
- Improves gut health and digestion. The fruit contains digestive fibre that helps relieve constipation and aid digestion. It makes your bones stronger. The fruit is packed with calcium, which increases the density of your bones and strengthens your bones.
- Keeps cancer at bay. This fruit contains antioxidants, a necessary cleanser to keep cancer at bay.
- It contains minerals such as selenium that add radiance to your skin.
Storage of Aam
We ship our mangoes in semi-matured condition. It helps in avoiding travel-related injuries.
We advise you to leave the mangoes in the hay and let the mangoes ripen slowly for 4 - 6 days.
Remember, do not wash your mangoes. Washing mangoes leads to disturbances in the ripening process.
Wash Mangoes only when they are ripped, and you cut the mango for eating.
Peel your mangoes only after they are ripe.
To check if your mangoes are fully ripe, glance over the top of the fruit. An aromatic fragrance spreads across the top once the fruit is ripened.
People often mistake colour for being a determinant of ripeness. The aroma is a better indicator of ripeness.
If your mango turns the entire room aromatic, it has ripened.
The rise of e-commerce has awakened a sleeping demon: online fraud. Many websites cheat their customers by selling other variants in the name of Alphonso.
Many don't abide by the naturally grown tag. Some sellers use carbide, a chemical, to ripen mangoes.
Many charge you but don't deliver the goods. You can optimize your shopping experience in several ways, especially when shopping for mangoes online.
- Buy from a trusted website.
- Read the product information, return policy, terms, and conditions carefully.
- Read and research the traders or sellers of the website's source.
- If buying from a website for the first time, opt for a cash-on-delivery payment mode.
- Read reviews. Ask your friends or family members for their feedback before purchasing.
Alphonso is a fruit that you can not and must not miss. Enjoy it before the season ends.