The Devgad Mango Season 2018 is here.
Kindly read the Order Process here before ordering for a clear understanding.
We have also launched Mango Bonds. Kindly ensure to put in your order in advance. 2018 Season will be of 9 weeks only, compared to 12 weeks of 2017.
The Alphonso mango was born in India, but is technically an exotic fruits. Portuguese were excellent gardeners, and during their rule in India, their ships often used to come in from other countries and get goods along with them. The ships would also get plants and saplings, which they would then experiment through grafting. Alphonso Mango was born through one such grafting with a mango twig from Brazil. What makes a devgad mango? The Devgad Alphonso gained distinctiveness and favorable characteristics like the pleasant fruity smell, no fibre, extremely aromatic and sweet taste, becoming popular among buyers. The distinctiveness comes from geographical conditions of Devgad as the same are not observed in other varieties grown elsewhere. In the early 90’s, growers brought grafts from Ratnagiri to Devgad for experimentation. As Devgad is majorly hard laterite rock below (termed as jambha dagad locally), it was difficult to plant the grafts. Growers uprooted existing trees of other species that had grown in cracks on the laterite rock and planted Alphonso grafts in its place. The planted grafts survived and produced Alphonso mangoes that tasted very different from mangoes of Ratnagiri region. This was attributed to the typical weather conditions and soil characteristics in the geographical region of Devgad. Between 1920 and 1930 Devgad Mango Growers engaged in marketing efforts, by sending their Alphonso mangoes via passenger boats to Mumbai. Mumbaikars recognized the unique taste of Devgad, along with its sweet taste, thick pulp and extremely pleasant fruity flavour, and the fruit became popular. The fruit from Devgad came to be popularly known as Devgad Hapus in Mumbai and fetched premium price due to its growing demand and popularity. It was at this time that Devgad Alphonso started gaining consumer goodwill to become a brand name thereby acquiring commercial importance. It was apparent from the growing demand and popularity of Devgad Alphonso that the distinctiveness of Devgad Alphonso was a result of the typical climatic conditions and soil characteristics of Devgad region which are different than even nearby regions like Ratnagiri.