Indian ‘Mango Man’ names new mango variety ‘Lockdown’

Ashok Kumar Choudhary of Bihar, who is affectionately called ‘Mango Man’ in the state of Bihar, has named a new hybrid variety of Jardalu mango “lockdown” after the Covid-19 pandemic. He develops the mango variety through grafting technology. The “lockdown” variety of mango was grafted before the outbreak of COVID-19 that got fully developed amid the lockdown. Choudhary has won many accolades for developing 72 varieties of mango from one tree through grafting.

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