The 'Alphonso' mango, also called Hafoos, Hapuz, or Aapoos, is a named mango cultivar that originated in India. Favored for its sweetness, richness and flavor, the Alphonso has been called the king of mangoes.The variety is named after Afonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese general and military expert who helped establish Portuguese colonies in India.The Portuguese introduced grafting on mango trees to produce extraordinary varieties like Alphonso. The fruit was then introduced to the Konkan region in Maharashtra and Goa.The Alphonso is a seasonal fruit, available mid-April through the end of June.The fruits generally weigh between 150 and 300 grams (5.3 and 10.6 oz). They have a rich, creamy, tender texture and delicate, non-fibrous, juicy pulp. Alphonso is protected under Intellectual property rights after getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag on 03/10/2018.
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