The Start To The Annual Mango Season.

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Courtesy Pradeep, I had my first Aapoos mango today for lunch.

Aapoos is Konkani for what the West knows as Alphonso mangoes. The portugese felt more comfortable with a Portugese sounding name for it rather than the Indian one and the Indians promptly Indianised the name.

I will now have mangoes every day till the season gets over by July or so. While the season at Pune starts with Aapoos, it ends with the South Indian varieties that come in during our monsoon months. We on the Western side of the country are blessed that our season starts with the best of the wide variety that will become available as the spring and summer dove tail into the monsoon.

This year we are doubly lucky because prices have fallen compared to last year.

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22 Responses to The Start To The Annual Mango Season.

  1. Grannymar says:

    Sluuurp! wantsies.

  2. Nandu Pillai says:

    Lucky you ! “Aapoos” is rightly crowned “King of fruits” ! Priya posted her “first cut” on FB just a few minutes ago ! If there was a “LOVE” button I would have clicked it .

  3. tammy j says:

    so gorgeous! the picture beautiful. thank you!
    they’re not so common where I live. considered an ‘exotic’ fruit!
    I will have to get one. and their price is NOT low!!!
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  4. wisewebwoman says:

    I am beyond jealous.
    So there.
    XO
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  5. Sharon says:

    I have tried and re-tried mangos, I want to like them but the texture is odd to me. Do you eat them as they are or cook them, and if you cook them is there a recipe that might make them even tastier for me.
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  6. Kevin says:

    Man, those things look so good but taste not at all good imo. You are so lucky to enjoy their flavor. They taste a bit like gasoline to me :(. Mangoes and cilantro (the leaves of coriander) are completely inedible.

    It’s not because they’re bad. It’s just some genetic thing. Praise your favorite God that you don’t have the same flawed DNA that I do.

    • Rummuser says:

      Kevin, it is probably because you have not had the fresh ones coming off the trees that we get here. What you get over there are refrigerated and / or matured early and so on.

  7. Max Coutinho says:

    Hello Rummy,

    It seems like Pune is the Mango paradise (I will let my mother know).
    I am not much of a fan although I was born in a Mango land as well. So, the Portuguese had a name for a certain quality of mango; I did not know that…if they came up with similar names in Africa, no one used them (but I will have to confirm it).

    Enjoy your mango season :D.

    Cheers
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  8. bikehikebabe says:

    Lucky you. Mangos don’t grow around here. I want to EAT that picture.

  9. I’m salivating looking at these. There is a certain joy and anticipation that arises from eating locally and in-season.
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  10. Love those mangoes. Enjoy!
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