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Sadabahar: An evergreen mango variety by Shree Kishan Suman

'Sadabahar' mango variety as the name suggests a regular and continuous fruit bearing variety. Mango variety developed by Shree Kishan Suman from Rajasthan blooms throughout the year. The fruits are sweeter in taste andit is developed as a dwarf variety which is suitable for kitchen gardening and can be grown in pots for some years. At present he has 22 mother plants and 300 grafted mango plants. The mango treesare immune to most of the major diseases and common disorders. Farmers from Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana are growing the variety and appreciating the sweeter taste of the fruits.

Salient features of the variety
  • Higher Yield (5-6 t/ha)
  • Fruiting throughout the year
  • Mango peel is deep orange with sweeter taste
  • Pulp has very less fibre.

During the year 2000, Shree Kishan Suman identified a mango tree in his orchard which had a good growth trend, dark green colored leaves and the tree bloomed in three seasons. On closely observing the traits he prepared five grafted mango trees using it as a scion. It took him about fifteen years to develop this variety. On preserving and preparing the grafts, he noticed the grafted plants started bearing the fruits from the second year of grafting.

Shree Kishan Suman with his Mango Sadabahar variety

For performance evaluation purpose, NIF has planted Sadabahar variety in Grambharti, Gandhinagar. Recently NIF has also facilitated the plantation of Sadabahar variety at Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Shree Kishan Suman was conferred with an award during 9th National Grassroots Innovation and Outstanding Traditional Knowledge award function

For availing the saplings/seeds of the variety contact Shree Kishan Suman at: +91-9829142509, Village Girdharpura, WARD No. 1, Taluka-Ladpura Dist- Kota, Rajasthan. You may also contact National Innovation Foundation-India at: 02764261131/ 32/ 38/ 39 Email: (c/o Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road Gandhinagar, Gujarat: Pin: 382650)

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