Morphological characterization of a few farmers’- identified unique aromatic pickle mango (Appemidi) varieties of the Central Western Ghats
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Sunagar, M.; Vasudeva, R.; Sthapit, B.R.; Parthasarathy, V.A.; Reddy, B.M.C.; Rao, V.R. (2015) Morphological characterization of a few farmers’- identified unique aromatic pickle mango (Appemidi) varieties of the Central Western Ghats. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 28(1) p. 117-122 ISSN: 0971-8184
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Aromatic pickle mango (locally called ‘Appemidi’) is a special type of mango (Mangifera indica L.) harvested and semi-domesticated from riverine habitats of the central Western Ghats, India. Recently, it has been provided with the geographical indication (GI) tag. These types are recognized by the local people based on their aroma and taste apart from fruit shape and size. In spite of its commercial importance, there are very few attempts to formally characterize these types for further use. Twelve farmers’ identified varieties collected from a fifteen year-old mango orchard were characterized adopting standard mango descriptors developed by the IPGRI. In the present study 12 varieties of aromatic pickle mango were characterized through a set of distinguishing traits and delineated adopting simple forking method to individual varieties unambiguously.