There are hundreds of varieties of mangoes. Every part of the world, and India is no exception, produces many varieties. The locals relish their soil's produce. Talk of the mango in India, and the Alphonso tops the list. The Alphonso variety is widely produced in the coastal region of Maharashtra and Gujarat- the two States of Western India. Amongst the two, the variety grown in Konkan, coastal Maharashtra is better known for its taste. And within the Konkan belt rests Devgadh & Ratnagiri, blessed with soil, sun and humidity that imparts a very unique aroma and flavour to its mangoes. As the Alphonso matures, it turns to a golden yellow colour- a signal that it’s ready to relish.
A mango breed that’s best grown in Gujarat, Western India. Slightly elongated and competing well with the Alphonso vis-à-vis aroma and flavour, Kesar is enjoyed in two ways- just cut and eat or use it for juicing. Folks in Gujarat make delicious, finger-licking good Kesar Aamras. Like the Alphonso, Kesar turns to a golden yellow colour- a signal that it’s ready to relish.