121 species of mango in one tree! Not one, not two, absolutely 121! There are 121 species of mangoes from one mango tree. As soon as the news of such a ‘magic tree’ spread, tourists flocked to the mango orchard.
After all, the lovers, who do not have much love for mangoes, are also running to see the tree from the front.
Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic-driven world of Earl. As soon as you take your eyes off Amrapali, you may see Fazli peeking through the leaves!
If you want to see this rare sight, you have to go to Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, India. Horticulture and Standing Heart is located in the Company Bagh area of the Saharanpur district. There are various types of research on plants.
This research center has recently grown 121 species of mango in one tree. What mangoes have grown on that tree? There are mangoes like Dasher, Langra, Chausa, Ramkela, Amrapali, Saharanpur Saurav, Saharanpur Gaurab, Saharanpur Arun, Saharanpur Varun, Saharanpur Rajib.
Apart from this, there are also mangoes like Lucknow Safeda, Tommy at King’s, Pusa Solar, Sensation, Rataul, Karmi Malda Mango, Bombay, Smith, Magnifera Jaloni, Gola Bulandshahr, Larnku, LR Special, Alampur Benisha, Asojia Deoband. Trained people have been hired to take care of this special mango tree.
This whole process has been made possible by grafting. The branches of different species of mango trees have been scientifically integrated with the branches of that tree. Later, different species of mangoes have grown from them.
However, the matter was not as easy as it sounds. Grafting is a very common process in plants. You do not need to be an expert on this. Grafting can be done in the branches of any two different trees in your own home with a little education.
Success also matches in most cases. But it was not at all easy to attach the branches of these different species to a tree. Researchers have had to wait 15 years to get the results of the research.
Research is still ongoing. Researchers are trying to figure out how to get more advanced varieties of mango.
Source: Anandabazar Patrika.
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