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India's GI-Tagged Mango Exports Get Major Boost: APEDA

Two commercial GI-tagged mangoes of AP exported to South Korea.

Shipra Singh
Mangoes from Andhra Pradesh
Mangoes from Andhra Pradesh

Suvarnarekha and Banganapalli mango varieties of Andhra Pradesh carry Geographical Indication (GI) tags. Now these mango varieties are being exported to South Korea. The first slot of 2.5 tonnes of mangoes from Chittoor and Krishna districts of the state were shipped from APEDA Tirupati facility. 

Mangoes with a red blush
Mangoes with a red blush

According to an official statement from APEDA, "In a major boost to India's mangoes exports in the current season, a consignment of 2.5 tonnes of Banganapalli and Survanarekha mangoes from Andhra Pradesh were exported to South Korea. The mangoes were treated, cleaned and shipped from the APEDA registered facility at Tirupati." 

The statement also said, "This is the first export consignment sent by IFFCO Kisan SEZ, which is a subsidiary of IFFCO." 

IFFCO Kisan SEZ (Special Economic Zone) has tied up with South's Korea Meejaim to supply 66 tonnes of mangoes this season.  

The Chairman of APEDA, M Angamuthu said, "There are around 100 varieties of mangoes grown in substantial quantities in India while there are increasing export opportunities for mangoes used for table consumption as well as diversified processed products." 

So far, the AP Agros Integrated Packhouse and VHT System of Tirupati that has processed the consignment has exported around 400 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables.  

About Banganapalli mango  

Banganapalli mango is cultivated widely in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh, where it is the chief commercial early season variety of mango. The mango fruits are large in size. They weigh an average of 350-400 grams. The fruit has fiberless pulp, is firm and yellow with sweet taste. Fruits carry good keeping quality.  

About Suvarnarekha mango 

Suvarnarekha mango is indigenous to Andhra Pradesh. This is a regular and heavy bearing variety, maturing early. Mango fruits are medium in size. They become light cadmium in color when ripe and exhibit a red blush. Fruit flesh is soft, fiberless, and primuline yellow. Fruits have good keeping quality.  

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