Rare varieties corresponding to Azam-us-Samar are despatched from the Nizam’s household in Hyderabad to Queen Elizabeth. Mallika, a cross between Neelam from Tamil Nadu and Dussehri from Lucknow are standard in South Korea.
But with the COVID-19 lockdown, exports which historically occur in May look unsure. Mango output in 2020 has already been impacted by delayed monsoon, cyclones and different climactic components.
As fruits harvested early lie unsold, farmers are looking at alternatives to tide over this crisis.