Rare mango varieties make an appearance


After virtually going extinct, a mango selection, Azam-us-Samar, rumoured to be a favorite of Queen Victoria, is making a reappearance within the metropolis by means of a boutique farm Ar4 mangoes, owned by Arifa and Md Rafique. The 21-acre mango farm at Yadagirigutta not solely grows Azam-us-Samar, but additionally the Jehangir selection that’s fabled to be emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite mango selection from the Deccan.

“The Jehangir mango appears like an apple. It is greatest consumed when it appears inexperienced and ‘tight’ as inside, the fruit could be ripe and able to eat. Once it turns orange on the skin, it’s best used for juice or pulp. Jehangir could be very candy and has a robust flavour and perfume which might be typical of the desi mango. Most different mango varieties are developed, so the precise perfume of the fruit is lacking. We acquired the grafts of each Azam-us-Samar and Jehangir varieties from Nawab gardens who’ve been creating the 2 varieties. It took shut to 5 years for the primary crop of those varieties. Azam-us-Samar will get its title from Nawab Azam Khan who developed the mango selection. Though the fruit doesn’t look very engaging and has a moderately uneven floor, it is rather candy, extremely aromatic and may weigh wherever between 400 grams to 1 kilogram every.

The fable goes that Azam-us-Samar selection was developed by Nawab Azam Ali Khan on his sprawling farm at Shadnagar. The fruit made its strategy to the Buckingham Palace together with different mango varieties that have been often despatched to Queen Victoria throughout her reign; after tasting all of them, she selected ‘Azam-us-Samar’ as the perfect. After the loss of life of Nawab Azam Ali Khan, the variability started disappearing.

“If you think Azam-us-Samar is the biggest mango, then you are mistaken. the Noorjahan mango weighs about-3-4 kilograms,” informs Rafi.

These varieties and extra from Uttar Pradesh can be found at www.ar4mangoes.com

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