Pune, 20th March 2023: Alphonso mango season has started in Konkan, and citizens are crowding at the market yard to buy mangoes on the occasion of Gudhi Padwa. The arrival of raw Alphonso mangoes from Konkan was seen in the last 15 days in the Agricultural Product Market Committee. Citizens thronged on Sunday to buy mangoes.
This year, during the first phase of the mango season, the rainy seasons seem sluggish. Mangoes were also damaged to some extent due to rain. However, there is still a huge demand for mangoes from consumers in the first phase.
At present, the price of a box of four to six dozen mangoes is Rs four to five thousand. Pandurang Supekar said that on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, customers had thronged to buy mangoes since Sunday morning. Mangoes are in demand from Gudhi Padwa to Akshaya Tritiya. Mango growers have expressed doubts about how many mangoes will be available till Akshaya Tritiya due to changing weather conditions.