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