The Indian "alphonso" has been the costliest variety in the US in the last few years
THREE years after the Indian "alphonso" landed in the US to the delight of die-hard mango lovers, the popular "chausa" variety from Pakistan has entered American markets this month leading to cheers from the fruit`s fans.
Traders involved in its import concede that this brings an element of competition between the mango varieties from two countries, though both are facing the problem of high costs and are presently quite far away from the reach of the masses and are not readily available in Indian and Pakistani grocery stores.
Jaidev Sharma, president of Mangozz.com, one of the largest importers of the fruit from India and Pakistan said that generally mangoes from India have an edge over those from Pakistan.
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