Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Saturday, June 04, 2011

mango mania

we had succumbed to the mango temptation last year, gorging on alphonsoes from the neighbouring farm as well as bingeing at the leo farm picnic.

this year looked bleak as the neighbours had planned well and sold off most to the juicers with minimal wastage.
we just got our obligatory 'friendly' basket.
it was like a drop to quench our thirst.

we thought that this year fruit quota was already completed with the watermelon bonanza.
but not to be...

on a trip to madras, we were re-introduced to an outlet which stocks the widest range of mangoes.
this combined with trips to the neighbouring farms(around 5-7 kms away) - which retail at drop-dead prices - made our mango year a sweet sucess and continues to do so.

the best part was the varieties that we have tasted this year. here is the list.

1. doodh peda
2. jahangir
3. jawahar
4. kesar
5. mancurad
6. rasalu
7. padiri
8. senthoora
9. banganapalli
10. rumani
11. alphonso
12. kili mooku/bengloora
13. malgova
14. neelam
15. imaam pasand

if you are in chennai, do go to Taylors road (enter by taking a right on poonamalli high road coming from ega theater and this place is within 1 Km on the right side) to the retail outlet of the praiseworthy Mr Ramakrishna - his variety and rates should boggle your mind. (call Mr Murugan on 750 268 0715 for details)