Totapuri (mango)

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Mangifera 'Totapuri or Kalmi'
Mango Sandersha Asit fs8.jpg
GenusMangifera
SpeciesMangifera indica
Cultivar'Totapuri'
OriginIndia

The 'Totapuri' mango, or Ginimoothi, is a cultivar that is widely grown in south India and is partially cultivated in Sri Lanka.[1] It also goes by the names Bangalore, Collector, Kallamai, Kili Mooku, Gilli, Mukku, "Ottu", and Sandersha.[2] In Bengaluru it is referred to as Ginimoothi Maavina Kayi,[3] while most of the rest of India calls it Totapuri or Bangalora. It literally translates to parrot face (gini = parrot, muthi = beak). Totapuri Mango Skin lacks the usual Bitter taste of Most Mango skins or has a very slight bitterness and is consumed with the flesh traditionally.

History[edit]

totapuri was imported to Florida in 1901 as Sandersha and in the 1960s as Totapuri. It is the parent of at least two Florida mango cultivars, Anderson and Brooks.[2]

Description[edit]

Totapuri is one of the main cultivars grown in India along with Alphonso, Dasheri, and Kesar mango.[4] The tree is medium size with greenish yellow fruits.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niir Board (1 October 2004). Cultivation of Fruits, Vegetables and Floriculture. National Institute Of Industrial Re. p. 181. ISBN 978-81-86623-75-6.
  2. ^ a b c Richard E. Litz (2009). The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-84593-489-7.
  3. ^ "Mavinakayi Tokku/Mango Thokku".
  4. ^ "Mango Pulp". APEDA. Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Retrieved 9 December 2013.