Mangoes and their different varieties 

Lifestyle

Published June 21, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Rataul

Hailing from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, Rataul is a small, greenish yellow mango, with a rich orange, luscious pulp

Dussehri

Malihabad in UP is the largest producer of this mango. Its skin is semi thick, smooth, waxy and leathery. It ranges from light green to yellow-green, turning into a golden yellow hue when ripe

Langra

This refreshing green variety from Uttar Pradesh has a fibre-less sugary flesh. It has a strong smell when it ripens

Chausa

Chausa comes in monsoon when other varieties are out of stock. Its flesh is dark yellow or orange and it has a beak-like structure at the bottom

Gulab Khas

Comparatively smaller in size, this blushing mango in a rosy flavour, with hues of red, is one of the most delectable mangoes from Bihar. Its non-fibrous pulp makes it perfect for desserts

Kesar  

Most preferred variety for exotic dishes, Kesar or Gir Kesar is known as the Queen of Mangoes. Among the most expensive varieties, it is smooth, fragrant and juicy with intense sweetness

Himsagar 

Cultivated in Malda, Murshidaba, Nadia and Hooghly districts of West Bengal, it is a thin-skinned mango, characterised by complete absence of fibre and has a golden hue

Vanraj

This mango from Vadodra, Gujarat, is deep chrome with a blush of jasper red. Weighing about 500-600gm, it has brilliant yellow flesh with a flavourful profile that is between sweet and sour

Noorjahan

This mango from Alirajpur district, MP, costs up to ₹1,500 per piece. Weighing almost 3-3.5kg, their look and taste reminds one of saffron. The fruit’s skin is thin and the seed is small

Alphonso

Originating from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, the King of Mangoes is also known as Hapus in Marathi. These are small, egg-shaped, sharply sweet with mellow tropical flavours and intense aroma

Mulgoa

It is cultivated in Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. Round-oblique in shape, it is one of the biggest variants. Flavourful, fibreless, yellow and soft, it has a sweet flesh

Suvarnarekha

It originates from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Ovate-oblong, light cadmium in colour, with a blush of jasper red and medium dots, it is fibreless with yellow flesh and sweet flavour

Kilichundan  

They are relatively large in size and sold in various regions of Kerala. It resembles the beak of a bird. The tree is medium in size and bears a lot of greenish-yellow mangoes

Mankurad

Considered the king of mangoes in Goa, it has a uniform yellow colour, less fibre and balanced sugar. Popular in Maharashtra too, its sweet and sour flavour makes it unique

Badami

Nicknamed as the Alphonso of Karnataka, Badami has a pale yellow, thin skin. The soft flesh is yellow and orange coloured. What makes it stand apart is that it is almost totally fibreless

Totapuri

Bengaluru is famous for its Totapuri mangoes. This medium to large sized mango is grown mostly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The fruit has a tangy flavour.

Banganapalli

Produced in Banganapalle town in Andhra Pradesh, it is also known as Safeda in Delhi and UP. It has a pleasant aroma, thin, blemish-free skin and fibreless sweet yellow pulp

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