District of mango, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
The 'Fazli' mango is a 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 Malda district area of West Bengal, is the major producers of fazli. It is also grown in the Bangladesh. 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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