From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mangifera 'Himsagar'
Mango Himsagar Asit ftg.jpg
'Himsagar' mangoes on display at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival in Florida, United States in 2007
OriginMaldah, Murshidabad, India
A 'Himsagar' mango
'Himsagar' mango stone (seed)
'Himsagar' mango (sliced)

The Himsagar Mango is a popular[1][2] mango cultivar, originating in the modern-day Bangladesh[3] and state of West Bengal in India.[4][5] Widely considered as the best mango, the inside of Himsagar is yellow to orange in colour and does not have any fibre.[6] The fruit is medium-sized and weighs between 250 and 350 grams, out of which the pulp content is around 77%. It has a good keeping quality.[7] It is also known as Khirsapati.[4]

Himsagar ripens in May and it is available in the market from the second week of May to the end of June.[1] It is mainly grown in the Chapai Nawabganj district of Bangladesh[3] and the Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly districts of West Bengal, India. This cultivar is registered under the protected Geographical Indication index[6] with G.I. Registration No. 112.[8]


  1. ^ a b "10 Popular Varieties of Mangoes in India & How to Identify Them". NDTV Food. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  2. ^ "These Are The Most-Loved Mangoes Across The Length And Breadth Of India". HuffPost India. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ a b "Mango tango". The Telegraph. Kolkata. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Kochhar, Sudhir (14 June 2011). Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights and Agriculture in the Indian Context. Global Challenges Report: Food Security and Intellectual Property. Geneva: WIPO. p. 72.
  5. ^ অধিক রাসায়নিক নষ্ট করছে পশ্চিমবঙ্গের আমের স্বাদ [Excessive use of chemicals is destroying the flavor of West Bengal's mangoes]. banglanews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  6. ^ a b "Cottony soft to luscious and juicy - Bengal mangoes in Delhi". 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  7. ^ Parmar, Chiranjit. "Mango". Fruitpedia.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Himsagar Mango Malda" (PDF). Office of the Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 July 2013.