Amrapali (mango)

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Mangifera 'Amrapali'
GenusMangifera
SpeciesMangifera indica'
Hybrid parentage'Dasheri' × 'Neelum'
Cultivar'Amrapali'
OriginIndia, 1971

The 'Amrapali' mango is a named mango cultivar introduced in 1971. It was developed as a hybrid variety of 'Dasheri' and 'Neelum' by Dr. Pijush Kanti Majumdar at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in Delhi. Since then this mango has been introduced to farms and orchards across India.

Characteristics[edit]

The tree is a dwarf, regular-bearer, with clusters of small-sized fruits. Its flesh is a deep orange-red and contains approximately 2.5–3.0 times more β carotene content than other commercial varieties of mango. However, it is known to have a shorter shelf life. The average yield is 16 tonnes / hectare.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Ranjan Kumar; Singh, R N (2010). "Effect of Post Harvest Treatments on Shelf life of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruits cv. Amrapali". Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 1 (4): 415–418.
  2. ^ Fruit growing by J S Bal