The 'Gir Kesar' mango, also called Kesar, is a mango cultivar grown in the foothills of Girnar in Gujarat, western India. The mango is known for its bright orange colored pulp and was given the geographical indication status in 2011. This mango was first grown by Junagadh Wazir Sale Bhai in Vanthali in the year 1931.
Gir Kesar is the second mango variety in terms of exports from India. Kesar is a small to medium fruit with a roundish shape and a distinctly curved tip. It has a relatively unexciting appearance, having skin that is a dull, slightly mottled yellow color, perhaps with a green tinge when less mature. There can be a slight acid edge to the flavor in less mature fruit, but many people will enjoy this completely.
Kesar is a natural golden saffron glow, its characteristic sweet taste & aroma and is uniformly free-flowing. Gir Kesar is irresistibly sweet, juicy and delicious. Skin is yellow with a tinge of green on the outside and pulp is bright orange in color. Ripe mangoes are softer and have a fruity aroma at stem ends.
TIP: Good to make juices and shakes owing to its juicy texture.