ANDHRA PRADESH

Branded mangoes to flood city markets

Hyderabad: Now, the king of fruits is available with another brand name in Hyderabad. “Nawab” mangoes of Dusheri variety grown in Uttar Pradesh have been launched in the twin cities by U.P. Rajya Krishi Utpadan Mandi Parishad.

The branded variety is also being exported to China, Singapore and Mauritius. According to the Parishad officials, the mangoes get a special treatment starting from plucking, ‘desapping’, washing, hot water treatment at 48 deg centre, fungicide and ripening. Fruits are then dried, sorted, graded before they are pre-cooled and sent to cold storage. The fruit has a shelf life of 10 to 15 days, they said.



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