A Lucknow-based famous mango producer Padamshri Haji Kalimullah, 74, has now come up with the new Dussehri mango variety called Yogi Mango.
This new variety is in his orchard in the Dussehri mango belt in Malihabad area of Uttar Pradesh.
He has earlier named mangoes after the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name.
Haji Kalimullah names new mango variety after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Yes, now the yogi will get a common look at a garden in Lucknow. It is very different in common taste and is very long and thin.
It has yielded its own, but Haji Kalimullah, who is the Padma Shri is very excited about it. It was said by Kalimullah that the common yard of CM Yogi Adityanath is very beautiful and long enough.
This kind of yield originated from the mangoes of the cross bedding. In fact, this mango is being said as a hybrid of popular Dussehri variety of mangoes. The mangoes are also liking it, but people are not aware of its fragrance.
The mango variety has been developed by the city’s famous mango grower Padma Shree Haji Kalimullah.
The mango grower had earlier named mangoes after cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai also.
He says that the “Yogi mango” is grown naturally, is slender and beautiful.
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Mr. Kalimullah said:
“However, as the mango is still not ripe, nothing can be said about its taste but I hope it will be good”.
Kalimullah says that he names new mango varieties after celebrities “to make the stars immortal”.
Since 1957, Kalimullah, who has been growing mangoes has a mango orchard spread over 5 acres area at Malihabad.
The orchard has about a century-old prized tree, in which he initiated his work in 1987 to develop the craft of producing different varieties on it.
He has also named the mangoes grown on this tree after his family members, who were also mango producers.
It is Mr. Kalimullah’s talent in planting and cultivating varieties of mangoes that he made it to the Padma Shri title and also that of “Udyan Pandit” by the UP government.
Mr. Kalimullah is popular for growing 300+ different varieties of mangoes on one tree.
Sharbati Bagrain, Pukhraj, Walajah Pasand, Asl-ul Muqarrar, the bright red Husn-e Ara, Khas-ul Khas, Prince, Makkhan, Shyam Sunder, and Himsagar varieties of mangoes are among hundreds of his creations.
Mr. Kalimullah is lovingly called “Aam Aadmi” or “Mango Man” for his grafting skills.