District of mango, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Fazli is an mango cultivar from the Eastern regions of South Asia, primarily grown in Bangladesh and India (states of West Bengal and Bihar). It is a late maturing fruit, available after other varieties. Fazlis are commonly used in jams and pickles in South Asian cuisine. Each mango can be quite large, going up to a kilo. The northern area of Bangladesh, Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts are the major producers of fazli. It is also grown in the Malda district of West Bengal. An important commercial variety, it is increasingly being exported.
In 2009, India has filed a Geographical Indication for the name Fazli, but this is likely to be shared with Bangladesh. There is a dispute over this issue regarding registration to the WTO manual by India.
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