Benishan (Mango)

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Banganapalli
Guntur Mango.jpg
Banganpalli mangoes being sold on a bicycle in Guntur City, Andhra Pradesh, India
Species Mangifera indica
Cultivar 'Banganapalli'
Origin Banganapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India
Banaganapalle Mangoes
Geographical indication
Guntur Mango.jpg
Banaganapalle Mango sold on a Bicycle in Guntur
Description A Mango variety found in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh
Type Agricultural
Area Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Material

Benishan (or Banginapalli Mangoes) is a mango variety produced in Banaganapalle of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It alone occupies 70% percent of total mango cultivable area of the state and was first introduced by the Nawabs of Banaganapalli.[1] It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry.[2][3] It is also grown in the other parts of India and Pakistan.[4][5][6] The fruit is described as obliquely oval in shape, around 14 cm in length, with yellow flesh and a thin, smooth yellow skin. The flesh is of a firm, meaty texture and is sweet and lacks fibre.[7][5][8] The cultivar is the most sought after in Andhra Pradesh.[9] It is a mid-season variety that is good for canning.[7]

Etymology[edit]

It is also known as Banganapalle as it is cultivated plenty in and around Banaganapalle village of Andhra Pradesh. Benishan, Chappatai, Safeda are other names. Benishan is named after the Nawab of Banganapalle. .[10]

Cultivation[edit]

It is mainly cultivated in the mandals of Banaganapalle, Panyam and Nandyal of Kurnool district. Apart from these, Coastal and Rayalaseema areas too cultivate. The state of Telangana also has its cultivation in some districts of Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Medak and Adilabad districts of Telangana.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Correspondent, Special. "Banginapalli mango to get geographical indication". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  2. ^ ":::GIR Search:::". ipindiaservices.gov.in. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Banaganapalle mangoes finally get GI tag". Deccan Chronicle. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Mukherjee, S.K.; Litz, R.E. (2009), "Introduction: Botany and Importance", in Litz, Richard E., The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses, Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International, pp. 1–18 
  5. ^ a b "The Mango - King of Fruits", Tropical Fruits Newsletter, 20: 15, September 1996 
  6. ^ Chauhan, O.P.; Raju, P.S.; Bawa, A.S. (2010), "Mango Flavor", in Hui, Y.H., Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors, Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley 
  7. ^ a b Pradeepkumar, T.; Suma Jyothibhaskar, B.; Satheesan, K.N. (2008), Management of Horticultural Crops, New Delhi, India: New India Publishing Agency, pp. 96–97 
  8. ^ All About Mangoes. Portal of the International Mango Industry.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Steep fall in mango harvest; prices up", The Hindu Business Line, April 25, 2002, retrieved November 3, 2011 
  10. ^ "Banganapalle mango gets GI tag". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Andhra Pradesh's Banaganapalle mango gets GI tag". Deccan Chronicle. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.