Greetings dear friends!

King of Mango

Yes we here in India are in the midst of our Mango season. And its the majestic Alphonso with an exquisite heavenly taste that we are enjoying. Alphonso is considered by everyone as the first among all mangoes and loved for its sweetness, richness and flavor . It’s first to reach the markets and first to go out of season too. After the King retires we make do with others Dashheri, Chousa, Safeda and others but in taste they are no match for the king.

Alphonso season in full swing

Alphonso or Aapus in Maharashtra is expensive present rates for a dozen are Rs 600, Rs 400 and Rs 300 for large, medium and small respectively.   That’s fairly expensive  yet people from all income groups celebrate the Alphonso according to their pockets. In April 2007, the United States lifted its ban on the import of Indian mangoes, including the Alphonso. The first batch of Alphonso mangoes arrived in the US after an 18 year hiatus.

So wish all a wonderful Mango season!


About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

2 responses »

  1. Leena says:

    Wonderful pictures… I could smell the mangoes through the pictures… also nostalgia – childhood memories eating aapus and more aapus!!!

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