Perhaps the shortest lived season amongst all. Bengalis know their sweets so when they swear by Himsagar mangoes, it’s wise to sit up and take notice.
Fiber-less and fleshy, these yellow mangoes are great in milkshakes too. The season lasts all of four weeks so don’t wait too long.
Himsagar mango (Ripe Mango) Information
Himsagar is an extremely popular mango cultivar, originating from West Bengal in India and Rajshahi in Bangladesh. It is considered to be the most superior of all mango cultivars in the world in terms of taste and aroma. It has a sweet aroma and is musky sweet in taste. It is considered as the ‘King of Mangoes’.
The inside is yellow to orange in colour and does not have any fibre. The fruit is medium-sized and weighs between 250 and 350 grams, out of which the pulp content is around 77%. It has a good keeping quality.
Himsagar Mango Pictures
Tips To Grow Ripe Mango
Choose the sunniest spot in your garden and dig a 12-inch deep hole. If the plant is slightly bigger, then dig a slightly deeper hole. Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree. Plant the tree deep and then pack the soil. However, make sure that the soil is loosely packed to enhance water absorption.
- Spray the mango tree on a cloudy day in early January to avoid sun scorch; alternatively, spray before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. when the sun is less hot.
- Avoid days when rain is likely; the tree should be dry at the time of spraying and stay dry for the remainder of the day. Use the spray only on healthy mango trees at least 10 years old with mature leaves.
- Pour 7 gallons of water into a large pump sprayer.
- Add 1 pound of potassium nitrate and blend thoroughly.
- Start at the top of the tree and work your way down, spraying both sides of each leaf as well as branches and trunk. Spray thoroughly, but do not over-wet the foliage so that drips fall to the ground.