Couple in India who cultivate Japanese Miyazaki mangoes deployed four security personnel and six dogs to guard two Miyazaki mango trees
A couple in India’s Madhya Pradesh who cultivate Japanese Miyazaki mangoes deployed four security personnel and six dogs to guard two Miyazaki mango trees that they have grown in their orchard.
The Japanese Miyazaki mangoes are one of the most expensive mangoes in the world. It has a high demand in the international market for exotic fruits. Last year the couple sold one kilograms of these mangoes for a whopping $3,650.
The family were given some mango saplings by a man while travelling on a train to Chennai. They planted the saplings in their orchard, hoping they would grow into ordinary mango trees bearing yellow or green mangoes, but instead they were ruby red.
The couple were initially shocked to find the scarlet mangoes. Later after a research they had struck a sweet jackpot.
According to reports thieves broke into the couple’s orchard last year as word about the rare mangoes got around. While the thieves managed to steal mangoes, the couple saved the trees. This year, they plan to be better prepared, hence deploying four security guards as well as six dogs to protect the Miyazaki mangoes.
The couple has already started receiving orders for the mangoes and claims that they are currently sitting on several offers. The couple have been offered $300 for a mango each by a businessman.
The mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, folic acid and antioxidants, which make them excellent for poor eyesight. They get their name from the Japanese city of Miyazaki where the red mangoes were first grown.