Alphonso Mango is the most popular variety of mango in India, which is also big on export. Alphonso is popularly known as hafoos or hapoos. The best variation Alphonso mangoes are mainly grown those from Ratnagiri, Devgad Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.Of the thousands of cultivars of mango in India, there are different varieties of mangoes but none of them are desirable as Alphonso.
The flesh of Alphonso is saffron-coloured and it contents no fibre. The creamy pulp of Alphonso is highly rich in sweet taste which is used to make Aamras.
Alphonso mango is one of the most expensive mangoes during peak season in Mumbai starts from March and ends in June.Every summer, before the monsoon season, India goes mad for the Alphonso as season for Alphonso Mango remains for very short period.