There’s no denying the fact that Indians love mangoes. The extensive variety and its massive consumption rate are proof. After all, it is only available for a few months in the summer season, why should we leave any opportunity or any variety? Perhaps this is why even our horticulture researchers are dedicated to grow as many cultivars as they can through their exciting experiments. Much to mango lovers' delight, horticulturists from Uttar Pradesh in India have managed to grow 121 different varieties of mangoes through grafting on a single tree. Yes, you read that right. 

As per a report in ANI, using a 15-year-old tree at Saharanpur district of the state, this successful experiment was conducted as an aim to produce better varieties of what is known as the ‘king of fruits’. The tree has now become quite an attraction in the district. The science experiment was started by horticulturists from the Horticulture and Training Centre five years ago in an attempt to develop new mango varieties and experiment with their taste, said a report in ANI. “We're working on new species so that better varieties of mangoes can be produced. People can also use this technique.” said Bhanu Prakash Ram, joint director at the Horticulture and Training Centre, as per the tweets by ANI UP. 


Everything from the likes of Dasheri Chaunsa, Ramkela, Amrapali to Saharanpur Arun, Saharanpur Varun, Saharanpur Saurabh, Saharanpur Gaurav, and more mango varieties can be found on the unique tree.   Explaining the process of the research, Mr. Ram explained to ANI that the experts planted branches from different types of mangoes on the branches of the native mango tree. 

India already has a number of mango varieties under its belt with many states having their own unique variety of mango. Since the popularity of mango is far from dying soon, this research is truly a treat for all mango lovers.