Udupi citizens savour fresh, tasty mangoes at three-day 'Mango fest’

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, May 24: The three-day ‘Mango fest’ held in Shivalli model farming plant, Doddanagudde saw a huge response as people of Udupi flocked to savour the king of fruits.

Organized by the Udupi district administration, Udupi zilla panchayat, horticulture department Udupi, and Ramanagara district coconut and mango producers association, the three-day mango exhibition-cum-sale ended on May 23.

Around 20 mango producers of Ramanagara district along with a few local cultivators brought with them some tastiest varieties of mangoes that were grown naturally. The three-day mango fest proved to be a big hit from the growers’ perspective as they sold their products directly to the customers.

Speaking with Daijiworld.com Siddaraju, a mango grower of Ramanagara said, “It is a great opportunity for us to take part in this exhibition-cum-sale. In Ramanagara we are cultivating mangoes at around 40,000 hectares. We cultivate the mangoes using the natural process. No chemical or carbide is used by us. Around 20 growers arrived here with around 30 tonnes of mangoes. People of Udupi have responded in large numbers. These sorts of festivals help us in eliminating the middlemen. As growers, we get a chance to sell our products directly to the customers and this also helps customers avail themselves of the produce at a competitive price.”

The three-day mango fest saw an estimated total turnover of Rs. 30 lac with around 28 tonnes of mangoes being sold in just three days.

“We are here to support the mango growers who have come to Udupi from Ramanagara district. The mangoes are good quality-wise with competitive prices compared to the market. People of all ages love eating the fruit. Varieties of mangoes are displayed here which is a good initiative,” says Benedict and Gladys Saldhanha from Udupi.

Sharing her experience with Daijiworld.com, Shailaja Nayak said “Mangoes are good in taste. In the outside market it is difficult to find these many varieties of mangoes at one place. Prices also differ from the outside markets. As growers themselves are selling their produce, customers can buy the mangoes without any hesitation.”

Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat had inaugurated the Mango fest on Saturday May 21. He even interacted with the growers and tasted the mangoes along with other guests.

Badami, Raspuri, Malgova, Totapuri, Sindhura, Sakkaregutthi, and other varieties of mangoes were savored by people of Udupi.

The next three-day ‘Mango fest' is scheduled to be held in Mangaluru from May 27 to 29 and also in Bengaluru soon.





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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 24 2022

    "Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat had inaugurated the Mango fest on Saturday May 21." Busy tasting all varieties. No need to buy a bulk

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, May 24 2022

    You will always find a free Boarder ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 24 2022

    No body is interested in making wine out of Mangoes !

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Mouth watering.This seasoned fruit Mango cannot be missed.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, May 24 2022

    be careful about fake mango special of nagpur....dont take anything for granted...everything is fake after 2014...plastic mangoes might be there also...now some andhbhakt will come out of the rathole and tell me not to go and eat....yes...i will never go to such fests and as warned by Cynthia behen....i will never eat mangoes after it rains....so let the bhakts enjoy the worm infested mangoes...have a nice time

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  • clavian miranda, Mangalore /Bajal

    Tue, May 24 2022

    kindly provide the details of Mango fest to be held in Mangalore

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Now mangoes will have guests sitting inside the flesh (worms) and enjoying rainy season...... 🪱🪱🪱 ...Secondly, mangoes are not naturally riped..... People...be aware !!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Cynthia DK.yes mangos are nowadays going a unnatural Reif process by Gas kammer.One can make out by looking at their pluckend .Mangos natural reifed on tree are tasting different and good We too get unnatural reifed ones.We have no other option when I see these ,oh mouth watering.Send some here .we get from Pakistan (First sent to UK)They are tasty but different very small.We get from Spain too.from Brasilian ,.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, May 24 2022

    If it was possible i would have sent to you. This time, i felt mangoes are really not good. Because of some showerrs that we got in march/April, and thereby cloudy weather continued for many days, mangoes which were on the tree got black spots. If they ripe, inside worms will be there. Some worms you cannot make out, they nicely stick on the inner side of the mango skin and very tiny ...yuckkm. But, then 2/3 times, i bought from the shop, they were really not tasty. Sourish and tasteless (chappe)..As you said, i too got fascinated by the colour and smell but i had to throw them....This year, i too never ate. Some neighbors give which are falling from the height ...those also got spoiled because of the hit of the stones. Try haiti mangoes there. I heard they are fleshy and tasty... 😋😋😋

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  • ca girishkk, Valencia/M'lore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Zhatka, Motga or Dalala....????

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