Anwar Ratol Mangoes (انور راٹول آم)
Anwar Ratol is one of the best and popular variety of Mango in Pakistan. It is available from June to August. Its is small in size, sweetest and excellent in flavor. It is extensively grown in the Punjab Provence.
Anwar Ratol History:
The Anwar Ratol mango is said to have been cultivated by Anwar-ul-haq in a garden in the Ratol area in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a small mango and sweet as sin. A variation of the mango that was implanted in Pakistan and has become very popular there. Its flavor is the main reason for its popularity- this mango is sometimes known as the mini-sized powerhouse. A small sized ratol delivers so much mango richness, flavor and sweetness that enthusiasts wait feverishly for this mango all year round.
It is extensively grown in the Punjab province and the Sindh region of Pakistan. In India, it is primarily grown in Uttar Pradesh, some of the best ratol is available near the ratol village in UP.
Anwar Ratol variations:
This mango generally has 2 variations. The early season variety is super-sensitive, fragile and prone to the elements, but is also the most preferred and sweet of the two varieties. However the season for this variety is very short and fraught with anxiety- typically a few weeks in May and June. The late season variety has a thicker skin, is less sweet but equally fragrant and is more stable than the early season variety. This is available in July and August.
The overall season for Anwar Ratol is from June to August.
Online Fruit Sh The ‘Daseri’ mango:
The ‘Dasheri’ mango is a mango cultivar which originated in a village near Kakori in Lucknow district in 18th century. It is a sweet and fragrant variety of mango grown in North India and the southern state Andhra Pradesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of the Dasheri mango.
In the 18th century, Dasheri first appeared in the gardens of Nawab of Lucknow. Since then Dasheri plants have been produced and planted throughout India.
The Mother Dasehri:
People from the village Dasheri near Kakori, Uttar Pradesh have the mother plant. This mother plant belonged to the orchards of Late Mohammad Ansar Zaidi. This mother plant is said to be around 200 years old. It bears fruit every alternate year. Though the fruit is small when compared to its grafted counterparts, its flavor and aroma are unmatched. The plant is being well taken care of by Mr. Zaidi’s descendants. It is often referred to as “The Mother Dasehri”.