Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Malgova mangoes at our garden

It's the season of mangoes! Our tree, which is more than 60 years old, produced more than 300 fruits; about 100 fruits still on the tree. We tend to get the remaining fruits, after birds and squirrels eat their share of fruits, and after random people pluck the fruits by either throwing stones or by climbing the tree without our knowledge. This year I saw young boys stealing mangoes from our house and neighboring houses, filling sacks, and selling them! :-)

The mango variety that we have is called Malgova; tends to be the last variety to harvest during the season. These fruits are bigger than the other varieties. We plucked semi-ripe fruits and put them in hay-covered boxes to help the fruits to the ripe. When the fruit turns a little yellow, we cut the fruit, and consume it. Tastes divine! We don't use chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

After the fruiting season, we plan to prune the tree, to loosen the soil, and to provide manure. Because the tree attracts aphids (in plenty), we also plan to spray organic pesticide to the entire tree; and repeat the spray as necessary.

Happy Wednesday!

Malgova mangoes; first one weighed about 900 gms!
Regards,
Asha

8 comments:

  1. Wow !!!! Are they mangoes...they look like Guavas though ...i have never heard or seen such variety ...I wish I could get a bite of it...

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    1. These fruits are the last in the season, and tend to be bigger and heavier than most varieties of mangoes. The taste and fragrance are also different when compared to other mangoes. Yum and divine! :)

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  2. Malgoba are the tastiest mangoes I have ever eaten. Better than Alphonsoes. They are available in and around Bangalore in late may to early July. Just ripe malgobas are the best.

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  3. Hi, I love this variety.Any idea where I could purchase a sapling/graft.I have a tree at home which never fruited.Looking to plant malgova

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    1. Hi Vignesh,

      If you at Bangalore, you can visit the University of Agricultural Sciences, Hebbal. They have a variety of mango saplings (and saplings of other fruiting trees). You can also visit Lalbagh nursery and Department of Horticulture at Bannergatta road (near Meenakshi Mall).

      Regards,
      Asha

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