Himsagar

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Mangifera 'Himsagar'
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'Himsagar' mangoes on display at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival in Florida, United States in 2007
GenusMangifera
Cultivar'Himsagar'
OriginWest Bengal, India

The 'Himsagar' mango is a popular[1][2] mango cultivar, originating in the modern-day state of West Bengal in India.[3][4] The inside is yellow to orange in colour and does not have any fibre;[5] the fruit is medium-sized and weighs between 250 and 350 grams, out of which the pulp content is around 77%. It has a good keeping quality,[6] it is also known as Khirsapati.[3]

Himsagar ripens in May and it is available in the market from the second week of May to the end of June,[1] it is mainly grown in the Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, and Hooghly districts of West Bengal, and in the Chapai Nawabganj district of neighboring Bangladesh.[7] This cultivar is registered under the protected Geographical Indication index[5] with G.I. Registration No. 112.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "10 Popular Varieties of Mangoes in India & How to Identify Them". NDTV Food. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  2. ^ "These Are The Most-Loved Mangoes Across The Length And Breadth Of India". HuffPost India. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ a b Kochhar, Sudhir (June 14, 2011). Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights and Agriculture in the Indian Context. Global Challenges Report: Food Security and Intellectual Property. Geneva: WIPO. p. 72.
  4. ^ BanglaNews24.com. "অধিক রাসায়নিক নষ্ট করছে পশ্চিমবঙ্গের আমের স্বাদ :: BanglaNews24.com mobile" [Excessive use of chemicals is destroying the flavor of West Bengal's mangoes]. banglanews24.com. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  5. ^ a b "Cottony soft to luscious and juicy - Bengal mangoes in Delhi". web.archive.org. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  6. ^ Parmar, Chiranjit. "Mango". Fruitpedia.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Mango tango". The Telegraph. Kolkata. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Himsagar Mango Malda" (PDF). Office of the Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 July 2013.