Madhya Pradesh couple accidentally grows world’s costliest Miyazaki Mangoes priced at ₹2.7 lakhs per kg
Madhya Pradesh based couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar grow the most expensive mangoes valued at ₹2.7 lakhs per kg. The unique red cultured produce is said to be Japanese Miyazaki and nothing less than the worth of gold, so much that the cultivators had to hire guards and dogs to protect them.
Every year we eagerly wait to relish the king of fruits Mango, the fruit comes in many varieties like the Alphanso, Kesar, Dasheri, Badami, Totapuri and many more. However, a Madhya Pradesh based couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar is growing the most expensive mangoes valued at ₹2.7 lakhs per kg. The unique red coloured produce is said to be Japanese Miyazaki and is nothing less than the worth of gold, so much that the cultivators had to hire guards and dogs to protect them.
The orchardist couple never planned on growing this unique variety of mangoes, it happened as luck would have it. As per a report in Hindustan Times, Sankalp Parihar was on his way to Chennai to buy some saplings. During the travel, he met a man on the train who offered these mango saplings and advised him to take care of them.
Sankalp and Rani planted the little plants without knowing the exact variety of the fruit. Last year when the trees yielded fruits, they realised that it is very different from the regular produce. They were ruby red in hue and large than usual. Sankalp named the variety Damini, after his mother as he didn't know the actual name of the product.
Later when they researched about the unique mangoes online, they found that it was Japanese Miyazaki which is the costliest mango in the world. Reportedly, Miyazaki mangoes were sold at around ₹2.7 lakh per kg in the international market in 2020. These are said to be so precious that they are often at risk of getting stolen.
While talking to Hindustan Times, Parihar said that robbers broke into their orchard and stole the mangoes after the news of them growing this rare variety spread around. This year, they hired four guards and six dogs to guard the trees and mangoes. Furthermore, Rani stated that mango cultivators were already contacting them to buy the product. She also mentioned that a businessman even offered them ₹21,000 for a mango, a jeweller from Mumbai is ready to buy produce at any price.
However, the couple has decided not to sell this mango to anyone. They have planned to use the fruits to grow more plants.