Alphonso Mangos from India - 6 Mangos
Our First Shipment of Alphonso Mangos from India arrived April 26, 2013.
Next shipment of Indian Alphonso Mangos will arrive on May 7, 2013.
Anshu's Alphonso Mango explode with intense sweet aroma and robust flavor unlike anything you’ve probably experienced before.
Anshu's Alphonso Mango is grown on the small "Natwarlal Estate" (plantation) in the Ratnagiri plateau of Maharashtra, India, long known for producing the world’s finest Mangos. Hand-harvested between March and June.
Believing that "Exotic Fruits" should be an integral part of life, Anshu founded an Exotic and Organic Fruit Company in 1989 to gift "Finest Exotic Fruits" for every occassion. Anshu returned to his childhood roots to Amdavad, India and used his signature techniques that combine rich tradition with state-of-the-art innovation delivering finest gourmets foods all over America.
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More Info. on Alphonso
Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, Aapoos in North Karnataka kannada) is a Mango cultivar that is considered by many to be one of the best in terms of sweetness and flavor. It is especially famous for its long shelf life. It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in western India. It is in season April through May. Weighs between 150g to 300 grams each.
It is named after Afonso De Albuquerque. This was an exquisite and expensive variety of mango, that he used to bring on his journeys to Goa. The locals took to calling it Aphoos in Konkani and in Maharashtra the pronounciation got further corrupted to Hapoos. This variety then was taken to the Konkan region of Maharashtra and other parts of India.
The southern district of Ratnagiri and northern parts of Sindhudurg in Maharashtra state, including regions around the Devgad and Taluka, produce the finest quality alphonso mangoes in India. Alphonso is also cultivated largely in Pune. The southern districts of Valsad and Navsari in Gujarat state and particularly Alphonso mangoes from the Amalsad region (including villages such as Dhamadachha, Kacholi, and all villages of Gandevi) produce Alphonso mangoes as well. Southern States in India are also major mango producing areas. From north to south, climatic changes occur which result in differences in the quality of the produce. Even in Ratnagiri and Devgad the finest fruit comes from a patch of 20 Kms from the seashore.
The variety grown in Devgad in the Kokan region of Maharashtra is supposed to be the best. It's also the most expensive amongst the sub-breeds of Alphonso.
The Alphonso is generally referred to as 'Hapoos' throughout South Asia.
In April 2007 the United States lifted its ban on the import of Indian mangoes, including the Alphonso. The first batch of alphonso mangoes arrived in the US after an 18 year hiatus. The ban on imports has also been lifted by other major countries like Japan and China.