Mangoes have started appearing in the markets of Rajshahi city and its adjacent areas; the harvest began last Saturday morning, abiding by the instruction of local administration. Like previous years, some of the indigenous varieties have appeared in the markets as farmers and traders have started harvesting mangoes since the morning following the instruction of local administration.
A ban on mango harvesting and marketing had been imposed in the district till May 14, to give optimum time for natural ripening of the delicious seasonal fruit. The district administration had taken the decision to prevent adulteration in the mango ripening process using harmful chemicals.
The sweetest mango varieties – like Khirsapat and Himsagar – will start coming to markets on May 28, while Langra will begin on June 6. Harvest of Fazli and Amrapali will start on June 15. Ashwina and BARI Mango-4 varieties can be harvested from July 10.