Fazley always seems to be cut from other mangoes because of its unique aroma and taste, but this 200-year-old species is gaining popularity every day.
This is because new varieties are being introduced to the market, making it difficult for Fazli Mango to meet all his demand, say agricultural experts.
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“Fazli’s species had a good reputation until 2010, but with the advent of new species such as Amarapali, interest has begun to change,” said Mid Soroff Udin, senior scientific officer at the Center for Horticultural Research at the Bangladesh Institute of Agricultural Research. (Barry) In the gas station.
Fazli Mango will be harvested in Bangladesh’s two main mango-producing districts, Rajshahi and Chapanawabangang, starting on June 20.
Amrapali mango production on 16,000 hectares of land across the country will begin on June 15.
Amarapali mangoes are becoming increasingly popular among consumers because they are relatively sweet and juicy.
Apart from the taste, Amarapali is also popular in its attractive appearance, say farmers, consumers and experts.
“When Fazley and Amrapali harvested mangoes almost simultaneously, the first one was left behind by consumer choice. This is the main reason, ”said Udin.
Udin, who has been working in this field for a long time, was released in 1996-97.
During 2009-10, this species spread to many districts, including mountainous areas. Due to its growing popularity, about 90 percent of the mangoes ordered online are Amrapali varieties.
“The younger generation prefers Amrapali mangoes, but older people still like fazlin,” Udin said.
Fazli is said to have been widely admired in India for over 200 years.
During the Indian-Pakistani division of West Bengal, three upazilas were included in Chapanawabangang.
At the time, there were large Fazley and Ashwina Mango gardens.
Fazley also grew up in Rajshahi, especially in Baga and Charlotte upazilas.
Baga farmer Mid Salahuddin said he had 25 Fazli mango trees, but eventually added other varieties such as Amrapali and Bari A-4 hybrids.
Fazley’s demand and price is much lower than Amrapali.
This year, Amarapali was selling 1600 km per unit [one maund is 37 kilograms], When Fascist took one Tk 600, he was there.
“Once upon a time, most of the mango orchards were Fazli, but now farmers are forced to cultivate other varieties,” Saladin added.
Kabir Hossain, a former director of horticulture at the Department of Agricultural Extension, said fazley mango production is declining due to various diseases caused by crops and various diseases.
So farmers are instead producing more productive and relatively tasty mango varieties.
He added: “Last year I saw Barry Am-4 mango trees and other species in the Fazli gardens, especially in Chapanawabganj Shibganj Upazila, the capital of Mango. It was just a different substitute.
This year, DAE expects to produce 25 lakh tons of mango from Bangladesh, the world’s seventh-largest mango producer. Last season, 24.68 thousand tons of mango was produced on 1.9 million hectares of land.
Along with Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj, mango is commercially available in at least 30 provinces.
There are about 100 species of mangoes in the country.
Among them, Amarapali accounts for 28 percent of GDP, Himsagar, or Kirsapati, 20 percent, Fazli 10 percent, Ashwina 15 percent, Langra 5 percent, Laxmanburgh 5 percent, Gopalbog 3 percent, and Guti 10 percent, according to Barry Udin.
This year, seven ton tons of Amrapali, 5,000 tons of Himsagar and 2.5 million tons of Fazley mango were produced.
Bangladesh’s mango exports are similar to 60-70 percent of Amrapali’s exports. Exporters exported 791 tons of mango during the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Next to Udin, there is a way to restore Fazlin’s pride.
“A piece of dried mango can be made from fazli. There is a huge demand for this product in the UK, which is usually in Kg. At 1200 km. Species, ”he said.
If we make such a product, the demand for Fazley will increase dramatically.