Dasheri, originated in Dasheri village near Kakori in Lucknow district in 18th century, is a sweet and fragrant variety of mango grown in different parts of North India and southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of the Dasheri mango.
In the 18th century, the Dasheri mango first appeared in the gardens of Nawab of Lucknow. Since then numbers of Dasheri plants have been produced and planted throughout India. People from village Dasheri near Kakori, Uttar Pradesh have the mother plant of Dasheri mango which gave this variety of mango same name. This mother plant belonged to the orchards of Late Mohammad Ansar Zaidi. This mother plant is said to be around 200 years old. It bears fruit every alternate year. Though the fruit is of small size as compared to its grafted counterparts but it's flavor and smell are unmatched. The plant is being well taken care of by Mr.Zaidi's descendants. It is often referred to as "The Mother Dasehri".
The Dasheri mango is exported internationally to various countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Malaysia, and other countries in South-East Asia.
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