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‘Sturdy’ Kesar cornering a lion’s share of export markets over Alphonso

June 10, 2019 10:06 am

Kesar is also grown in arid parts of Gujarat, is amenable for vapour heat treatment, hot water treatment as well as irradiation treatment, which are necessary for overseas markets.

Pune: Alphonso term ‘used rampantly’, mango growers from state seek to protect exclusivity of product

April 14, 2019 4:11 am

Alphonso or Hapus is called the ‘king of mangoes’ because of its unique taste and texture. Originally, mangoes grown in the Konkan region of the state were known by this name but over the years, other states such as Karnataka and Kerala have also started growing this fruit.

Mango dearer by 50-65%; Alphonso costs Rs 500-600/dozen: Study

April 21, 2015 6:10 pm

Karnataka (10 per cent)and Bihar (7.6 per cent) are among the top five states with high share in mangoes' production.

This season, Alphonso beyond aam aadmi’s reach

April 09, 2015 4:58 am

Unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the Konkan coast severely hurt mango production, traders say.

Forbidden fruit

May 05, 2014 11:35 pm

Following a bug panic, the EU becomes a no-flies zone.

The mango man

May 03, 2014 11:22 pm

The EU ban on import of mangoes from India is bringing down prices of Alphonso. Ghawali explains all that goes into the king of the fruit.

‘King of fruits’ comes early to city

March 29, 2013 1:10 am

The king of fruits - mango - is back on the streets again.

In Pune,a dip in prices may not last long

April 07, 2012 4:20 am

Alphonso mangoes are being sold at Rs 600-800 a dozen in retail,which sellers said was around 25-40 per cent lower than prices the fruit commanded in April last year.

Alphonso output takes another hit,pests & climate to blame

April 07, 2012 4:16 am

Here is bad news for Alphonso lovers. The crop yield in the mango belt of Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region is down to 15 per cent of the annual produce due to climate changes and pest attacks,due to which prices of mangoes are expected to sky-rocket in the retail market.

Sheila,a chief minister for the ‘aam’ aadmi!

July 02, 2011 2:33 am

Next time you are out buying mangoes,try a ‘Sheila’ rather than the run-of-the mill Kesar or Alphonso.