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7 Facts About The Banganapalle Mango

Banganapalle Mango

After six years of wait, the Banganpalle mango has receved the geographical indication tag, making Andhra Pradesh the owner of the variety. The Registrar of geographical Indications Registry granted the status on May 3 on an application from Andhra Pradesh horticulture department.

The Banganapalle mango is one of the most preferred varieties of the fruit in both AP and Telangana. Here are 7 facts about the Banganapalle mango.

1. The Banganapalle mango also known as Beneshan, Baneshan, Benishan, Chappatai and Safeda.

2. The Banganapalle mango's shape, beak and taste make it unique.

3. While originating primarily from the Banganapalle, Panyam and Nandyal units of Kurnool district. The fruit is also cultivated in parts of other districts like chittoor and kadapa.

4. Only 1% of the total yield is presently exported, since farmers are satisfied with domestic sales of the fruit.

5. With an area of 335,000 hectares under cultivation by 90,000-100,000 farmers, the Banganapalle's produce for this year is estimated at about 3.015 million tonnes.

6. The life of the Banganapalle mango after it fully ripens is about 10 to 12 days and more than a month in cold storage.

7. Banganapalle mangoes have been grown for over 100 years in Andhra Pradesh.