The king of fruits have started to arrive in Hyderabad’s markets, ahead of the usual season. Almost two months before the usual season, mangoes are being seen in markets across the city, though in small quantities. Given the short initial supplies, the cost of the fruit at this point in time is quite high.
Fruit sellers are quoting the price of first arrivals of mangoes anywhere between Rs 100 to Rs 200 (€1.10-2.20) per kg, depending on the quality. However, for mango lovers, the price doesn’t seem to be a deterrent as sellers say they are doing some brisk business. Though the presence of mangoes can be seen at retail and roadside outlets, they are said to be in high demand at the Erragadda market.