New Indian mango will make debut appearance this season

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New Indian mango will make debut appearance this season

A new Indian mango named after Uttar Pradesh state's youngest ever chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, will be ready for harvest this season, website reported.

Horticulturalist and grafting expert Haji Kaleemullah Khan, explained why he decided to use the minister's name.

"The tree which bears the fruit has just entered its fifth year and no tree bears fruit at such a tender age. As the young tree has fruit which is of good quality I decided to name it after our chief minister," he was quoted as saying.

He described the new mango as having thin reddish skin and having an unusually sweet flavor with delicate seeds.

"The mango, which is yet to ripen, will weigh about one kilogram. I will present it to the chief minister once it is ready."

Khan, who is based in the mango-belt of Malihabad, is known for growing a unique variety of fruits especially mangoes.

Last year he grafted a new variety of mango and named it as 'Sonia aam' and in May 2010 he developed another cultivar calling it 'Sachin aam', after cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Khan has won the Padmashree award for growing more than 300 varieties, of mangoes of different shapes and sizes, on a 100-year-old tree.

Photo: Hindu Business Line

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