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    Mangoes wherever man goes

    In Pakistan, the month of June brings in its trail more heat, more dust, occasional squalls of rain and the best crop of mangoes. According to estimates, the country produces more than 100 varieties of mangoes mostly in Sindh, Punjab and parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

    Since this ‘king of fruits’ is such an obsession in the Indian subcontinent, we should know more about it. The most common varieties grown here include Sindhri, Sarauli, Alphonso, Dussehri, Langra, Chaunsa or Tsamar Bahisht, Anwar Ratole, Neelum and Fajri, among others.

    Large in size, oval-shaped, with a lemon yellow colour when ripe, Sindhri is a leading variety of mangoes grown in Sindh. Possibly named after an area in Tharparkar, it is said that this variety was brought from Bombay (now Mumbai) by Din Muhammad Junejo, father of former prime minister Muhammad Khan Junejo, who belonged to this region. Uniform in colour, without any visible spots, reports suggest that80-85 per cent of the mango production in Sindh is that of the Sindhri variety.

    Then comes the dark green Langra, which has a slightly assertive flavour that irritates sensitive throats. No one is really sure of its origin. While some ascribe its name to a lame fakir in Delhi, others say it was named after a village near Varanasi, India.

    Following Langra is the more delicately flavoured Dussehri, which was grown in the orchards of Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), in India. According to reports, it first appeared in the garden of the Nawab of Lucknow in the 18th century and since then, was produced in large quantities in Northern India, Pakistan, and Nepal.

    Chaunsa, which is named after a village in Malihabad, is now produced in Multan and Sahiwal, regions of Punjab. As per legend, this variety was made popular in the subcontinent by Sher Shah Suri, who, after commemorating his victory over Mughal Emperor Humayun in the Battle of Chausa in 1534, gave his favourite mango the same name.

    A blend of sweet and tarty flavour, Anwar Ratole gets its name from Ratol village in the Saharanpur district of UP, India. Legend has it that a mango grower from Ratol migrated to Pakistan’s Punjab and named a stem he had transplanted after his father, Anwar. This small-sized, highly sweet and fragrant variety is relatively expensive.

    Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2015.
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    The best mango in the world!!!!!
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    It really makes no difference to me - I like mangoes but I would be Ok if there none either -- I think it's a bit silly this "best" in the world stuff
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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    It really makes no difference to me - I like mangoes but I would be Ok if there none either -- I think it's a bit silly this "best" in the world stuff
    Clearly sir you are no mango expert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    It really makes no difference to me - I like mangoes but I would be Ok if there none either -- I think it's a bit silly this "best" in the world stuff

    Come on man. My Pakistani mango and me cannot be separated!

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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    Yeah I suppose mangoes are important to some - To me, not so much
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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    I am a mango fan too. Cant beat them.

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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    When it comes to mangoes, Anwar Atol is the best. Guaranteed to be without resha. I just don't know what resha is in English?
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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tari View Post
    When it comes to mangoes, Anwar Atol is the best. Guaranteed to be without resha. I just don't know what resha is in English?
    I love my mangoes. I dont know about the individual varieties though I like them all

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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    We in India are also fond of Mangoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tari View Post
    When it comes to mangoes, Anwar Atol is the best. Guaranteed to be without resha. I just don't know what resha is in English?
    Yes I agree, They are smaller but sweeter

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    any free one for me? I am politishaaaan!!!!!
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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    Cant get any in France at the moment. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fassi View Post
    Cant get any in France at the moment. :-(

    How come? No entrepreneurial Pakistanis there?

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    Re: Mangoes wherever man goes

    [MENTION=43]safriz[/MENTION] whats resha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wajid47 View Post


    any free one for me? I am politishaaaan!!!!!
    Dar got a few boxes free as a gift......yet again.

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