A couple in Madhya Pradesh has deployed 4 Guards, 6 Dogs to prevent the theft of two mango trees. The couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar planted two mango saplings years ago. However, little had any idea that two saplings would develop and bore into unusual ruby-coloured mangoes, the Japanese Miyazaki, according to a report in Hindustan Times. Miyazaki mangoes are said to be one of the most expensive breeds of mangoes in the world. Also known as an egg of the sun, the Miyazaki mangoes sold at Rs 2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market last year.
The couple have deployed 4 guards and 6 dogs to protect the rare trees
According to the couple, last year, some thieves broke into their orchards and stole the mangoes after it became locally known that they have started growing this rare fruit. Now, the couple have deployed four guards and six dogs to protect the rare trees.
Elaborating about how they started growing this rare variety of mango, Parihar said, he was on his way to Chennai to buy some saplings when he met a man on train, who offered him what later turned out to be Miyazaki. “He offered these saplings to me and asked to take care of these plants like our babies,” added Parihar. We planted in the orchard without knowing what variety of mangoes it will produce.”
Parihar has named the mangoes ‘Damini’
Parihar has named the mangoes ‘Damini’, after the name of his mother. Later, they researched about this variety and found the real name. But it is still ‘Damini’ for them. Mrs Parihar said many people have shown interest to buy Miyazaki mangoes. She said a Mumbai-based jeweller is ready to pay Rs 21,000 for a mango. However, the couple has decided not to sell the mangoes to anyone yet, and instead they would grow them.
Some Facts of Miyazaki Mangoes:
– The mangoes are grown in Japan’s Miyazaki city.
– The mango is over 350 grams in weight.
– Has a 15% or higher sugar content.
– Rich in antioxidants and contain beta-carotene, folic acid.
– They are grown during the peak harvest between April and August.