India produces almost 1,000 varieties of mangoes, roughly accounting for half of the world's mangoes. Still, only 30 varieties are used commercially; including the Alphonso, Kesar, Langar and Chausa. Of these varieties, only the Alphonso so far has great export potential. Now, US officials have agreed to ease business rules for export of Langda variety of Uttar Pradesh and pomegranates from India.
India's mango exports are still low in absolute numbers. The exports in 2019-20 was 46,789.6 tons in 2019-20, according to data from Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). This is small compared with India's total output and the total fruit export market of the world.
Thehansindia.com reports that India in general so far had failed to get VISA for Indian mangoes to enter US. Now there has been some relaxation but the juicy mangoes of Andhra Pradesh are still being refused. One of the major issues that holds back is large scale use of pesticides.
Exporters to start Dasheri mango shipments to US
Shipments of mangoes, such as 'Dasheri' and 'Langda', will soon see export from India to the US as America will start accepting testing certificates of specified agencies of India. This is a good opportunity for cultivators of Dasheri aam in the country to start exporting Indian mangoes and to earn more as US will now be a really lucrative market for Indian Mangoes.