Craving an Alphonso mango or perhaps a Totapuri? Well, just head to the Mango Mela at the Department of Horticulture premises on Station Road.
The three-day mela was inaugurated by Seema Masuti, MLA, on Saturday.
The response from the public was encouraging on the first day. More people are expected to attend on Sunday. About 40 stalls have been set up, offering over 70 varieties of mangoes.
From Alphonso (aappus) and Kalli to Allumpur Beneshan, Baramasi, Neelgoa, Fazali, Bombay green, Purihaar, Mallika, Neelam and Totapuri, everything is available. There are also mangoes which have been grown in places such as Mugad and Nidgundi.
The mela serves as a platform for mango growers to sell their produce directly.
There are also stalls selling mango pickle, jelly, juice and murabba.
With the intention of disseminating information on growing mangoes, a technical cell has been set up to provide information on mangoes, pest control and nurturing the crop.
The UAS Dharwad and nurseries have also established stalls on the premises to sell mango saplings. Several customers said they are happy they can buy mangoes here as it helps the growers.
Grade one quality Alphonso mango costs between Rs. 170 to Rs. 180 a dozen, while grade two quality costs between Rs. 140 and Rs. 120. The local variety costs between Rs. 80 and Rs. 100.
HOPCOMS too has set up a stall at the mela, exclusively selling organic mangoes.