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  1. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Very bad practice putting people health in jeopardy
    Isn't there any system to stop farmers from doing this harmful practice?
    Here inspectors constantly keep checking the mangoes on sale and destroy the artificially ripened ones.
  2. asimpleson

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    Bala, overall plant health is affected due to overuse of something called the Kaltar or similar. This stops the vegetative growth of plant and helps in diverting all nutrition of plant to flowering which yields in more fruit crop. Depending on use in short or long term this kills the plant's natural production cycle.

    Anyways the real threat to humans is GMO. Pesticides cannot be totally gotten rid of. Organic farming is still far more a dream than reality. Artificial ripening is OK, but residual pesticides need to be gotten cleaned from the mango skin, which can be a challenge for pretty much all modern vegetable produce. Believe it or not organic farming was the only way to fight and take care of plants etc. till all kinds of new diseases get introduced due to ecological interference by humans.
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  3. ramjn

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    I am fan of Malkova and Alphonso. However I could not find both these in stores this season. Don't know the reason.

    @asimpleson - Dharmapuri district in TN is the major producer of Mangoes in TN. However, Chennai gets most of its stock from AP.

    Found few online links for buying mangoes. :D
    Buy alphonso mango online India | Order mangoes India online | Gift mangoes online
    World's Best Devgad Alphonso Mango Directly From Farmers
    Buy Guaranteed Alphonso Standard Mangoes Online at Best Price: Indiatimes Shopping
    Buy Guaranteed Alphonso A Grade Premium Mangoes pack of 24 online - dhamaal
    In Ebay too - Alphonso A Grade Premium Mangoes | eBay
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  4. asimpleson

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    Actually, group buying concepts are there in many cities or towns etc. If people can form groups and commit minimum purchase, agents can be reduced and cost can become half of what is mentioned there on some online links.

    It helps the farmers to get good price and reduced exchange between too many hands.

    Thereby making it cheaper for customer also. Also individual customer is easily cheated, but group buying can help keep pressure on seller.

    Greedy exporters mate. No one cares if the fruit reaches the citizens first. It shall one day be traded with gold and silver on exchanges. ::D
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  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Alphonso is known by the name 'Gundu' in the western region (Salem, Dharmapuri, Erode, Coimbatore) of TN. It is generally cheaper than Malkova in these region. Malkova is considered to be more premium than Alphonso.
  6. Bala

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    They are available in plenty here Ramesh.
    If you happen to cross my town go to GREEN hypemarket and there are atleast 10 exotic varieties including ones like malliga and jaangiri which I had never heard of.
    Alphonso and malkova are not good this season.
    Senthura and kaalapadi are the ones that are yummy.
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  7. asimpleson

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    ramjn, you are right, the fruit is Mulgoba, Mulgoa or Malgova and it is priced atleast 25-30% higher than alphonso. But within Alphonso the Devgad variety is the most sought after esp. early season, the price is too high. They say the soil and climatic conditions are just perfect for a Devgad aapus to be grown in this area. The flavour too is attributed to this.

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    I will try to see if someone from Dapoli Krishi Vidyapeeth can get me this plant sapling, must try a couple of those. Atleast try to get a flavour of "Alphonso of South India"
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  8. asimpleson

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    Rediff News Exaggeration .. !

    Way too much discrepancy (sensationalism) for viewership purpose..Pics attached.

    rediff1.jpg rediff2.jpg
  9. Bala

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    May be the reporter was drunk :(
    or,may be he just got down from a fluidic verna :)
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  10. asimpleson

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    Explain that... ::D

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