Nellore: The Banaganapalle mango, one of the most popular and finest varieties of mango, has received the Geographical Indication (GI) registration certificate from the GI Registry in Chennai. The GI application was registered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and allotted to certificate number 295.
The timing of the GI registration couldn’t have been better, with this being the peak season for Banaganapalle mangoes and people across the country, preferably the southern part of India, enjoying this delicious variety.
Banaganapalle mangoes have gained wide acceptability across the globe due to their unique characteristics when it comes to aroma, taste, shape, size and appearance.
The application was filed by Horticulture Develop-ment Agency, represented by commissioner of horticulture, the government of Andhra Pradesh, and was facilitated by Andhra Pradesh Technology Deve-lopment and Promotion Centre of Confederation of Indian Industry.
GI indicates products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Once product is registered as GI, no producer can claim the name covered by a GI tag without consent.
The agro-climatic and geographical conditions prevailing in Banagan-apalle and adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have given unique characteristics to Banaganapalle mangoes for more than 100 years.
Traditional growers attribute the unique and characteristic taste and flavour of Banaganapalle mangoesto the agro-climatic conditions of the Banaganapalle region.
The prominent characteristics of these mangoes are that the skin has very light spots; the pit is oblong in shape and very thin with sparse and soft fibre all over. Forked veins are prominently raised over the surface of the seed. Andhra Pradesh agriculture minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy expressed happiness over the GI tag.