The 'Catimon' is a mango variety of Thailand, producing fruit round the year in the region, including its vast Barind tract. Experts said the tree of exotic variety contains mango and flower or budding simultaneously giving yield three to four times in a year against the single one of the conventional varieties.
Umme Salma, district training officer of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), said the new variety of Catimon mango is being cultivated on around 15 hectares of land here. As a result of taking care of the trees regularly, there is an inspiring growth of the fruits and the mangoes produced on the trees are being sold at a high price. For this reason, more farmers are interested in cultivating the variety.