ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore found the answer to this question and it is Arka Suprabhath, a new mango hybrid. The grafted saplings are available now and it gives a new hope to the mango cultivators in Kerala. Arka Suprabhath, which is not very tall, is a seasonal fruit bearer. It is a new double cross hybrid of Arka Amrapali (Dashehari x Neelam) and Arka Anmol (Alphonso x Janardhan Pasand).
What are the peculiarities?
⦁ From the fourth year of planting the graft, you can harvest around 40 kilograms of mango from one tree.
⦁ A mango weighs about 250 grams.
⦁ Mango’s shape is like that of Alphonso.
⦁ The pulp is orange and firm, not spongy as the ones seen in some mangoes.
⦁ Can be stored at normal temperature for up to 10 days.
⦁ Suitable for processing as well to be used as fruit.
⦁ Mangoes contain up to 70% pulp.
⦁ 100 g of pulp contains 8.35 mg of carotenoids and 9.91 mg of flavonoids.
Arka Suprabhath Mango Benefits
⦁ Planting time is shorter than other varieties.
⦁ 160 grafts can be planted at a spacing of 5×5 m per acre.
How to buy Arka Suprabhat Mango Grafted Sapling?
This has not yet been licensed to any nurseries for multiplication and supply. The genuine quality sapling will be available only from ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru as of now.
To buy Arka Suprabhath’s grafts, contact 08023086100 (Ext. 295) on Monday – Saturday between 9 am and 4 pm.
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