Over 400 varieties of mangoes displayed in Delhi

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New Delhi July 4: (ANI) Over 400 varieties of mangoes were put on display during the three-day mango festival organized this past week in the national capital.

Organized by The State tourism department, the festival was a big draw for mango lovers who thronged the festival in big numbers.

An estimated 3,000 persons visited everyday during the festival.

The vast variety of mangoes showcased during the festival included Dusshehri, Ramkela, Rataul, Langra, Chausa, Mallika, Kesar, Ananas, Kala Hapus, Fakira, Husnara, and Fazli.

Over 60 varieties, including several hybrids, from Uttar Pradesh were also displayed.

"We have released two hybrids here. One is Ambika, and the specialty of Ambika is that it grows in late season when only Chausa (a variety of mango) is available with the farmers," said Ajay Verma, a scientist on this occasion.

Mango-based products like mango pulp, pickles, jams, and juices were also on display.

"This is the first time I have come to this festival and I am feeling very good about it. I have seen lot of different varieties here that I had not seen previously," said Sushma, one of visitors.

Many mango cultivators from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab participated in the festival. (ANI)

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