You may be surprised to hear that a variety of mango is sold at Rs 2.5 lakh per kg, but it’s a fact. A mango lover in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, is growing such a mango that is priced in Japan at Rs 2.5 lakh per kg.
Sankalp Singh of Jabalpur has two orchards spread over 12 and a half acres, in which mangoes are being grown. In both these orchards, he has planted different types of mango trees. There are varieties from ‘Hapus’ mango to Japan’s ‘Taiyo No Tamago’. Its specialty is that this mango is sold in Japan for up to Rs 2.5 lakh per kg.
Sankalp Singh took up horticulture in 2013. After that he focused on mango cultivation, at present there are more than 24 varieties of trees in his orchards. He had found a tree of the ‘Taiyo No Tamago’ variety of Japan while travelling.