A customer buys mangoes at a stall in Bangalore, India. Photo: AFP
A customer buys mangoes at a stall in Bangalore, India. Photo: AFP

It takes two to mango: climate change, higher costs threaten India’s ‘king of fruits’

  • Mangoes are an integral part of Indian history, culture, mythology and religion – equal parts sacred symbol, medicinal plant and delicious summer snack
  • But extreme temperatures and unseasonal rains have badly dented this year’s mango harvest, affecting output in the world’s largest producer of the fruit

A customer buys mangoes at a stall in Bangalore, India. Photo: AFP
A customer buys mangoes at a stall in Bangalore, India. Photo: AFP
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