The Alphonso mango enjoys cult status among the country’s mango aficionados. Photo: AFP
The Alphonso mango enjoys cult status among the country’s mango aficionados. Photo: AFP

Indians know the Alphonso is the ‘king of mangoes’. If only they could buy some

  • A good-natured Twitter debate has reaffirmed the Maharashtra-grown variety’s cult status among lovers of India’s national fruit
  • But amid the country’s lockdown, farmers are sitting on tonnes of rotting fruit, unable to export them or get them to hungry local customers

The Alphonso mango enjoys cult status among the country’s mango aficionados. Photo: AFP
The Alphonso mango enjoys cult status among the country’s mango aficionados. Photo: AFP
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