How to identify authentic Hapus?
Want to know how to identify original authentic Alphonso Mango from Ratnagiri and Devgad? Follow some easy steps, and it will be easy to understand.
How Alphonso Mango Came to India
Initially Portuguese landed in Goa and invaded Goa in 1510 there. General Lord Afonso de Albuquerque landed and fought in Goa and conquered in those times.
He had good knowledge of gardening, and he did a grafting of local Mango in Ratnagiri and another variety of this then it was invented as a new Aam.
As a fact, you must know that if you plant the seed of this variety, it won't give the same fruit; it will be some different variety of this.
It won't be Hapus. Rather it works only if the plant is smaller in stage grafted with Pure Hapus.
Aroma of Tasty Fruit
The original one is grown in Devgad Taluka in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.
It offers a natural scent, considered the real and pure Hapus.
In some areas look like of this but don't give out the same smell and smell awful when pressed hard against the nose.
Chemically ripe fruit don't give out such a distinct aroma.
Look of This Mesmerizing Fruit
It should look yellow, have a red tint at the top of the fruit, and feel soft when fully ripened. Chemically grown may be are hard but yellow. So be wise while choosing your amazing fruit from Konkan.
Chemically ripened ones look very different from the naturally grown in comparison to color.
The naturally grown show hues of yellow, green, and red on the top.
The naturally grown are distinct from others, have very natural colors, and are appealing.
Wrinkles and insides of The Fruit
Many people think that wrinkles on this are beautiful, but that's not true. They should not have any wrinkles on the inside.
It has any wrinkles when cut open, which means they are harvested before ripening. Wrinkles might also tell that the aam is rotten.