Grown in the foothills of sacred Girnar
Gir Kesar mango is a variety of mango that originated in the Gir region of Gujarat, a state in western India. The mango is named after the Gir forest, which is the only natural habitat of the Asiatic lion and is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.
The history of Gir Kesar mango can be traced back to the early 1930s when Wazir Saleh Mohammad from Vanthali, Gujarat discovered a seedling that produced a unique variety of mangoes with a sweet aroma and bright orange color. He named the mango "Kesar," which means "saffron" in Hindi, due to its intense aroma and color.
Over time, the Gir Kesar mango gained popularity among farmers and consumers due to its unique flavor and texture. In 2011, the Government of India granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to the Gir Kesar mango, recognizing its unique qualities and characteristics that are directly linked to its geographical origin in the Gir region of Gujarat.
Today, Gir Kesar mangoes are considered one of the most premium and sought-after varieties of mango in India and around the world, and are enjoyed for their sweet, aromatic flavor and smooth texture.
The mango is typically harvested from May to July, and the season is eagerly awaited by mango lovers every year.