Dasheri Mango fruit Plant (Mangifera Indica)
Common Names: Dasheri mangoes are known by various names, including Dusari, Dashehari, Dusehri, and Dussehri.
Botanical Name: The botanical name of the mango tree that produces Dasheri mangoes is Mangifera indica.
Origin: The Dasheri mango, believed to have originated in a village near Kakori in the Lucknow district in the 18th century, is a sweet and fragrant mango variety that is primarily grown in North India, the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest producers of Dasheri mangoes.
Fruit Characteristics: Dasheri mangoes are typically small to medium-sized fruits, with an average length of 9 to 15 centimeters. They have an elongated, straight oval shape with blunt, curved ends. The skin is semi-thick, smooth, leathery, and slightly waxy. It starts as light green and ripens to a golden yellow hue. The orange flesh of the Dasheri mango is tender, succulent, and almost entirely fibreless. It contains a moderately-sized stone (seed). These mangoes are highly aromatic and have a tropical, nectar-like fragrance. The flesh is very sweet and offers tropical, fruity, and mildly tangy flavour notes.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: Dasheri mango trees typically start fruiting within 2 to 3 years after planting.
Maintenance Required: Mango cultivation requires moderate maintenance.
Nutritional Benefits: Dasheri mangoes are rich in vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system. They also provide dietary fibre, which supports digestive health.