The Miyazaki mango must be the world’s costliest mango. It is now on display at in Koppal. With each fruit priced at a whopping Rs 40,000 (€440), the Horticulture Department is planning to popularise its cultivation in the Koppal district. The variety is widely grown in Japan.
Other popular varieties such as Koppal Kesar, Benshan, Dasheri, Swarnarekha, Alphonso, Totapuri, Rasamari, Punari and Mallika are on display. In all, 51 farmers have put up stalls to sell their mangoes.
Deputy Director of Horticulture Krishna Ukkund said, “We have plans to popularise Miyazaki cultivation in Koppal district. The department will guide farmers to grow this variety in their farms.”