Banganpalle mangoes being sold on a bicycle in Guntur City, Andhra Pradesh, India
SpeciesMangifera indica
OriginBanganapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India
Banganapalle mangoes
Geographical indication
Banaganapalle Mango sold on a Bicycle in Guntur
DescriptionA Mango variety found in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh
AreaKurnool district, Andhra Pradesh

Banganapalle mangoes (also known as Benishan and Bernisha) is a mango variety produced in Banganapalle of Nandyal District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.It's also state fruit of Andhra. It alone occupies 70% percent of total mango cultivable area of the state and was first introduced by the farmers of Banaganapalli.[1] It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry.[2][3] It is also grown in the other parts of India and Pakistan.[4][5][6] The fruit is described as obliquely oval in shape, around 20cm in length, with yellow flesh and a thin, smooth yellow skin. The flesh is of a firm, meaty texture and is sweet and lacks fibre.[7][5][8] The cultivar is the most sought after in Andhra Pradesh.[9] It is a very late-season variety that is good for canning.[7] This cultivar is a source of vitamin A & C and is also called king of Mangoes.


Banganapalle mango

It is also known as Banganapalli as it is cultivated plenty in and around Banaganapalle village of Andhra Pradesh. Benishan, Chappatai, Safeda (Delhi, UP and other northern states), Badam Aam (Rajasthan, MP, Malwa, Mewar and other areas of Central India) are some other names.


It is mainly cultivated in the mandals of Banaganapalle, Panyam and Nandyal of Kurnool district. Apart from these, Coastal and Rayalaseema areas cultivate it too. The state of Telangana also has its cultivation in some districts of Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Medak and Adilabad districts of Telangana.[10]


  1. ^ Correspondent, Special. "Banginapalli mango to get geographical indication". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ ":::GIR Search:::". Archived from the original on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Banaganapalle mangoes finally get GI tag". Deccan Chronicle. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ Mukherjee, S.K.; Litz, R.E. (2009), "Introduction: Botany and Importance", in Litz, Richard E. (ed.), The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses, Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International, pp. 1–18
  5. ^ a b "The Mango – King of Fruits", Tropical Fruits Newsletter, 20: 15, September 1996
  6. ^ Chauhan, O.P.; Raju, P.S.; Bawa, A.S. (2010), "Mango Flavor", in Hui, Y.H. (ed.), Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors, Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley
  7. ^ a b Pradeepkumar, T.; Suma Jyothibhaskar, B.; Satheesan, K.N. (2008), Management of Horticultural Crops, New Delhi, India: New India Publishing Agency, pp. 96–97
  8. ^ All About Mangoes. Portal of the International Mango Industry. ((citation)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : Steep fall in mango harvest; prices up". 25 April 2002. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Andhra Pradesh's Banaganapalle mango gets GI tag". Deccan Chronicle. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.