Surplus production of about 50,000 tons of mangoes expected in Malda district

Mango growers in Malda district are expecting a bumper yield later this year as the trees have started flowering about two weeks in advance with colder days prevailing in the region for a shorter period this winter. According to experts, if the weather remains favorable for the next two months, a surplus yield of about 50,000 metric ton can be expected.

As per the records, about 370,000 tons of mangoes were produced last year in Malda district. The officials and growers are expecting that the total yield may cross the 4 lakh metric ton-mark this time. Over 31,650 hectare constitute mango orchards in Malda district. About a hundred varieties of mangoes are grown in the district. The dominant varieties are ‘Khirsapati’ (Himsagar), ‘Langra’, ‘Lakkhanbhog’ and ‘Fazli’. Other sought-after local varieties include ‘Gopalbhog’, ‘Daagi’, ‘Doodhkumar’, ‘Rakhalbhog’,‘Kataribhog’, ‘Misribhog,’ among others which are produced on a small scale and is not available for the consumers of other districts or states.


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