India will be pushing for exports of all premium mango varieties, apart from the traditional alphonso, produced in the country, said DK Singh, chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
He was in South Korea recently to meet the buyers. Mango importers in S Korea said local consumers have a great liking for the taste of Indian mangoes, particularly the alphonso variety.
Also, Koreans usually prefer spotless and evenly-sized mangoes. There is a great potential in promoting other premium varieties like Banganapalli, Chausa, Dashehari, Kesar, Langra etc, in the Korean market, the APEDA chief said. India’s mango exports have significantly increased from $49.6 million in FY16 to more than $57.5 million during the April-February FY17.