Alphonso mango is known as the “King of mango” because of its delicious tropically fruity sweet taste and juicy saffron/golden coloured non-fibrous tender texture of its flesh. It has a significantly thinner more shiny skin. A brief history of Alphonso mangoes: The Alphonso mango was introduced to India in Goa by “Afonso De Albuquerque”, a Portuguese explorer and military strategist who led many Portuguese invasions into India in 15th century A.D. Over time, these Alphonso mango plantations spread from Goa to different places in Maharashtra as well as southern India along India’s western coast. The most expensive and exclusive mango cultivar: As ground and weather profiles required to cultivate this fruit are scarce, Alphonso mangoes are produced in a very limited quantity each year. These mangoes are harvested only once every year in the months of April and May and most of the stock is sold and consumed locally within India. The rest is exported to countries like U.S.A, U.K, Australia with large populations of Indian diaspora. Exquisite taste and flavours, limited availability and local and overseas consumption has made Alphonso mangoes infamous for their high prices.