Summer spurs increase demand for mangoes



With the rise in the mercury levels, the markets, shops and makeshift vendors on various roads elsewhere in twin cities kick-started displaying different varieties of ‘King of fruit’ mangoes to attract customers.

“Mango is most favorite fruit during the summer season as Pakistani mangoes have more than 600 varieties and are considered one of the best in the world,” said a report aired by a state run news channel. Besides their sweet, delicious, and irresistible taste, mangoes also have many health benefits, said nutrition.

According to horticulturist, the mango orchards in Sindh and Punjab are the major source of production in the country, adding Multan and Bahawalpur are famous for Sindhri, Langra, Chaunsa, Anwar Ratol, Dussehra, Almas, and Saroli while in Sindh, first Saroli, then Dussehra, Desi, and finally Sindhri are produced. A pushcart mango vendor claimed that mango is being sold in vast quantity because of its cheap price, adding, the increasing demand yields good profits and he earns up to Rs3,000 on a good day.

A citizen said mangoes in every stall are attracting customers, adding, besides their sweet, delicious, and irresistible taste, mangoes also have many advantages and health benefits.

Another customer at weekly bazar said in Pakistan, mango is being consumed in multiple ways, adding, vendors are also earning a handsome amount because of its booming sale.

Online platforms like Instagram, facebook, and whatsapp groups also presenting varieties of Mango while displaying pictures and videos to attract customers’.