Anwar Ratol

The Anwar Ratol mango is said to have been cultivated by Anwar-ul-haq in a garden in the Ratol area in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a small mango and sweet as sin. A variation of the mango that was implanted in Pakistan and has become very popular there. Its flavor is the main reason for its popularity- this mango is sometimes known as the mini-sized powerhouse. A small sized ratol delivers so much mango richness, flavor and sweetness that enthusiasts wait feverishly for this mango all year round.

It is extensively grown in the Punjab province and the Sindh region of Pakistan. In India, it is primarily grown in Uttar Pradesh, some of the best ratol is available near the ratol village in UP.

This mango generally has 2 variations. The early season variety is super-sensitive, fragile and prone to the elements, but is also the most preferred and sweet of the two varieties. However the season for this variety is very short and fraught with anxiety- typically a few weeks in May and June. The late season variety has a thicker skin, is less sweet but equally fragrant and is more stable than the early season variety. This is available in July and August.

The overall season for Anwar Ratol is from June to August.