The Start To The Annual Mango Season.


Courtesy Pradeep, I had my first Aapoos mango today for lunch.

Aapoos is Konkani for what the West knows as Alphonso mangoes. The portugese felt more comfortable with a Portugese sounding name for it rather than the Indian one and the Indians promptly Indianised the name.

I will now have mangoes every day till the season gets over by July or so. While the season at Pune starts with Aapoos, it ends with the South Indian varieties that come in during our monsoon months. We on the Western side of the country are blessed that our season starts with the best of the wide variety that will become available as the spring and summer dove tail into the monsoon.

This year we are doubly lucky because prices have fallen compared to last year.

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