Himsagar

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Mangifera 'Himsagar'
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'Himsagar' mangoes on display at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival in Florida, United States in 2007
GenusMangifera
Cultivar'Himsagar'
OriginBangladesh and West Bengal, India

The 'Himsagar' mango is an extremely popular mango cultivar, originating from Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh and West Bengal province in India. The inside is yellow to orange in colour and does not have any fibre.[1] 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.[2]

Himsagar ripens in May and it is available in the market from the second week of May to the end of June. It is mainly grown in the Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts of Bangladesh and Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas and Hooghly districts of West Bengal.[3] It is also cultivated in Odisha and Bihar where this variety is generally called Maldahi. "Khirsapati (Himsagar) Mango" is tagged under the protected Geographical Indication index.[1] It has a G.I. Registration No. 112.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cottony soft to luscious and juicy - Bengal mangoes in Delhi". Samay Live. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Parmar, Chiranjit. "Mango". Fruitpedia.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Mango tango". The Telegraph. Kolkata. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Himsagar Mango Malda" (PDF). Office of the Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 July 2013.