Gandhinagar, 7 May 2021
Farmer Shrikishan Suman has developed an evergreen variety of mango, which grows on mangoes twelve months of the year. Mango can be peeled and eaten whenever you want. Most varieties of mango bear fruit only once a year. But this farmer had lived for 15 years by developing the ‘evergreen’ variety. Which gives fruit for 12 months.
Farmer scientist Shrikishan Suman said, “I have given 45 saplings to Gujarat to Reliance Jamnagar. Twice a year before 2020. Also, many farmers in Valsad, Navsari, Vadodara, Himatnagar, Surat, Ahmedabad have been given 10. 50 saplings have been given. 1200 mango grafts – saplings have been given. I take Rs. 1700 for a two-year pen.
When he saw 7 colors of roses on the rose plant, the idea of growing mangoes came in this way. Modified by graft. NIF has 1500 Variety Fruit Research Institute. But they did not have a single variety that would bear fruit for 12 months. There is no effect of cold, heat on this species. There is no effect of weather.
Srikishan Suman, a 53-year-old farmer from Girdharpura village in Kota district, Rajasthan, noticed a native mango on his farm, which was ripened 3 or 4 times. They collected such varieties and formed 5 clusters and continued to grow them for 15 years and now this tree takes care of mangoes throughout the year.
Evergreen plants can be planted anywhere. It tastes like lame mango. This species thrives in January, February, June-July and September-October three times a year. Which gives fruit throughout the year.
Shrikishan Suman has received orders to acquire more than 8000 plants of mangrove mango plants from all over the country and also from other countries during the year 2017-2020. He has also given these streams to the farmers of Gujarat.
There are also farmers from Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Delhi. . And from 2018 to 2020. More than 6000 plants have been provided in Chandigarh.
Where trees have been sent, good fruits are coming everywhere. Pranab Mukherjee has planted evergreen mangoes in the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
More than 500 saplings have been planted in Krishi Vigyan Kendras and research institutes in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In addition, more than 400 have been sent to various research institutes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
This new variety was also recognized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF). NIF, ICAR – National Horticultural Research Institute (IIHR), Bangalore, as well as field trials by SKN Agricultural University, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The process of registration of this variety is going on under the Farmers Rights Protection Act and ICAR – National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NVPGR) New Delhi.
To obtain a variety of ‘evergreen’ mango plants one can be contacted on Srikishan Suman’s phone number + 91-9829142509. Village Girdharpura, Ward-2, Taluka Ladpura, District Kota, Rajasthan. Has been awarded the National Grassroots Innovation and Traditional Knowledge Award and has been recognized in many other forums. (translated from Gujarati)