Summer is almost upon us. And that means only one thing: Mangoes! The early alphonsos hit the streets of Mumbai mid-February and in Gujarat in the last week of February. This year, because of the extended winter, the harvest has been delayed; expect the fruit to be available freely starting April—a good two-week delay. Down South, matters are not much better with Cyclone Thane playing its part. On the whole, prices will be high this year. A dozen mangoes last year cost Rs 800 in Gujarat; this year they’ll be around Rs 1,200. Alphonsos will also be at least 50 percent more expensive in Mumbai than last year (Rs 1,200).
(This story appears in the 30 March, 2012 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)