News Link: Most Expensive Mango Worth Rs. 2.7 Lakhs Grown in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh – By ND News Desk
Mango, The King of Fruits, is one of the most loved fruits across the world.
In Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, a couple has deployed security guards and guard dogs to protect a very uncommon crop in India – the Miyazaki mango grown mostly in Japan.
Rani and Sankalp Parihar are orchardist couple, who hail from Jabalpur. The couple says that they got the saplings from a man on a train while travelling to Chennai. Also, the man asked them to take care of these plants like their babies. At that time, he had no clue that they would turn out to be Miyazaki mangoes. They had planted these two mango saplings a few years ago, hoping that it will grow like other mango trees in their orchard. Parihar said he didn’t know the real name of the variety of mangoes, the plants are going to produce. Therefore, he called it ‘Damini’, after the name of his mother. Later, they researched about this variety and found the real name.
The couple faced a lot of problems after their mangoes became locally known. He said thieves broke into their orchard and stole some of the Miyazaki mangoes last year. To get rid of the risk, the couple hired four guards and six dogs to protect these mango trees.
‘Miyazaki Mangoes’– know more
- Japan’s Miyazaki mangoes are known to be the most expensive variety of mangoes in the world. These mangoes are also known as “Egg of the Sun” (Taiyo-no-Tamago in Japanese).
- They are grown in Miyazaki city in Japan’s Kyushu region (hence the name).
- Japanese media reported, these mangoes were sold at INR 2.70 Lakhs per kilogram in the international market last year.
- The mango weighs 350 grams and has a 15% or higher sugar content.
- These mangoes contain antioxidants, beta-carotene and folic acid, which is great for people that are essential for eyes.
- The cultivation of these mangoes requires plenty of rainfall. The harvesting time is between April and August.
Rani said many mango cultivators have contacted them and a businessman offered Rs.21,000 for a single mango. Also, a jeweller from Mumbai also approached them to buy mangoes at any price.
Above all, the couple has clearly notified they are not going to sell fruit to anyone.
The joint director of the Madhya Pradesh horticulture department carried out an inspection and certified these are mangoes that are rare in India.
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