Mango trees from a farmer’s orchard in Kota district of Rajasthan will now grow in the majestic Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Four mango trees of evergreen variety – Sadabahar – from Kishan Suman’s orchards have been planted in the Mughal Gardens. This mango variety blooms round the year.
Kishan Suman’s 4 ‘bhigas’ of agricultural land has 22 mother plants and 300 grafted mango plants of Sadabahar variety for sale. These saplings are immune to major diseases and disorders of mangoes. This mango variety is a dwarf type and hence can be grown in pots. It regularly bears fruits throughout the year.
According to Suman, he had identified the variety in his orchard 17 years ago which bloomed in all the three seasons (12 months) January-February, June-July and September-October. Upon preserving and preparing the grafted mango trees, he noticed that the trees had a good growth trend and began to bear fruit from the second year of grafting.
Suman intends to promote his mango trees during upcoming ‘GRAM Kota’, which is scheduled to be held from 24 to 26 May.
The Sadabahar Aam —as it is aptly called– is now in the process of being patented.Suman says that the plants are now being delivered to Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana on a regular basis. He has also received an award at the National Innovation Foundation’s exhibition and his innovation was appreciated by President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.