07 June 2020

Gir Kesar Mango - Gujarat - India

The Gir Kesar mango, also called Kesar. kesar is a mango cultivar grown in the foothills of Girnar in Gujarat, western part of India. The mango is known for its bright orange colored pulp and best in Taste.

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The mango was grown in 1931 by Junagadh Wazir Sale Bhai in Vanthali. About 75 grafts were then planted in the foothills of Girnar at the Junagadh Laal Dori farm. The mango is said to have been known as "Kesar" since 1934 when the Nawab of Junagadh Muhammad Mahabat Khan III said "This is Kesar" looking at the orange pulp of the fruit—kesar