Here is a treat for all mango lovers. Horticulturists in Uttar Pradesh have been able to cultivate 121 different varieties of mangoes by grafting a tree. Yes, you heard us. This 15-year-old tree in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh has become quite attractive for mangoes. Five years ago, horticultural experts at the Horticulture and Training Center conducted a science experiment to develop new mango varieties and experiment with their taste. The successful experiment is aimed at creating better varieties of the popular fruit.
A report by ANI quoted Vanu Prakash Ram, joint director of the Horticulture and Training Center, as saying, “We are working on new varieties to produce better varieties of mangoes. People can use this technique too. “
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Saharanpur | Horticulturists grow 121 varieties of mango in a single tree through grafting
We are working on new varieties to produce better varieties of mangoes. People can also use this technique: Vanu Prakash Ram, Joint Director, Horticulture and Training Center pic.twitter.com/eOCLwLZa1J
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Among the varieties of mango found in this tree are Dasheri, Chaunsa, Ramkela, Amrapali, Saharpur Arun, Saharanpur Varun, Saharanpur Saurav, Saharanpur Gaurab and many more.
Mr. Ram further told ANI that the new variety of mango was tested with the intention of research. “Saharanpur is already a leading name in mango production. Mango cultivation is widespread in the fruit belt of the district. Due to which new varieties of mango have also been studied here. Mr Ram said the tree chosen for the study was about 10 years old.
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For the research, the experts planted different types of mango branches on the branches of native mango trees, said Mr. Ram.
It is estimated that there are about 1500 varieties of mangoes in India. Each state has its own unique mango that the people of that state love. Although Maharashtra is known for its juicy and fibrous Alphonso, Uttar Pradesh is famous for its long and sweet Dussehra.
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