Neatly packed mangoes are delivered at the doorstep of the addressee within 24 hours after placing an order. Neatly packed in boxes (minimum 5 kg), the mangoes are delivered at the doorstep of the addressee within 24 hours after placing an order.

This summer, send carbide-free mangoes to your near and dear ones across the country in a gift pack without any hassle. Kotagiri Foods, an outlet at Mogalrajpuram, is ready to serve you. All you need to do is place an order, and your friends get to relish juicy mangoes.

Neatly packed in boxes (minimum 5 kg), the mangoes are delivered at the doorstep of the addressee within 24 hours after placing an order. Senders have to visit the outlet and select the variety of the fruit to be despatched. They must also submit an identity proof of the addressee to ensure delivery at the right address.

“We collect transport charges in addition to the actual cost of mangoes, ranging from Rs.250 to Rs.500. We also explain the terms and conditions to customers before accepting an order to avoid confusion,” explains Kotagiri Foods proprietor K. V. Narasimha Rao.

In all, the outlet supplies more than a dozen varieties of mangoes that include ‘Alphonso’, ‘Banginapally’, ‘Totapari’, ‘Cherukurasam’, ‘Chinarasam’ and ‘Peddarasam’, ‘Rumani’, ‘Suvarnarekha’, ‘Himayath’, ‘Kothapally Kobbari’, ‘Mallika’ and ‘Panchadarakalasa’. A 5-kg-gift pack is made up of at least 10 to 15 mangoes depending on the size.

Mr. Rao says he directly purchases mangoes from farmers at Nuzveedu, Visannapeta and Thiruvuru and shift them to ripening chambers approved by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) at Nuzveedu where fruits are cleaned. The mangoes then are washed with cold and hot water and later, grading is done based on the size to put them in ripening chambers.

“We maintain a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius for cooling the fruits for two days,” he says.

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