Nature’s Symphony

Lush green fields, chirping & buzzing aplenty, Natures’ orchestra & symphony, Courtesy the generous monsoon showers, Sights and sounds alien to the city, A few simple pleasures from Aamrai, Ratnagiri. Use headphones for optimum sound Poem credit – Ameya Vartak Video credit – Siddhesh Vaidya

Hope is like the clouds, most pass by, a few bring rain……………

A long delayed update from Aamrai farms in Ratnagiri. A rare phenomenon was observed in 4 trees at our farms. Due to the temporary pause in the rains in the first two weeks of August, sporadic flowering had sprouted on four trees in of our farms. Unfortunately the subsequent heavy downpours in the last week […]

Alphonso Mango Update from Aamrai, Ratnagiri

The trees in AAMRAI are heavy with alphonso mango fruits of different sizes ranging from a pea to a cricket ball. The early flowering of November has borne fruit now and should be ready in the next fortnight or so. Unfortunately the heavy November rains destroyed most of the early crop which we would have […]

Blossoming Entry Of The King At AAMRAI

    Alphonso Mango trees covered in a sea of blazing yellow,Cold moist morning, laden heavy with the scent of flowering,The Ratnagiri sun glistening with a golden glow,All awaiting eagerly for the arrival of the King. Poem Credit- Ameya Vartak Photo Credit- Omkar Ranade    

AAMRAI, Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango 2022 – Looking Good with Fingers Crossed

Some positive news from AAMRAI, Ratnagiri. The flowering this winter is above expectation and we can expect a good harvest this season. The cold winter has helped in flowering and fruit setting and even assuming some flowering falls in the next few months, we can hope for a sizeable jump in harvest quantum compared to […]

Cold spell spurs Ratnagiri alphonso mango flowering

The extended cold spell across the north and western parts of the country has also affected coastal Maharashtra – specifically the three alphonso mango producing districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhdurgh and Raigad. The intermittent showers and rainfall had carried over from November into the first week of December. This brought down the temperature and since then […]

Wet Welcome to the first flowering – AAMRAI 2022

A warm and welcome to the first flowering of 2022 season at AAMRAI, Ratnagiri. Amidst the rain showers that keep occurring on and off at our farms, the intermittent cold weather has sprouted the first flowering last week. We have seen the flowering across our orchards in various parts of South Ratnagiri – Gavkadi, Pavas, […]

AAMRAI Alphonso Mango sapling in Dubai

July 2021 One of our regular customers in Dubai, surprised us with good news on a hot July morning. Lo and behold, it’s a baby AAMRAI sapling bravely facing the desert heat in Dubai. The gentleman who loves our alphonso mangoes and had got several boxes this last season, planted a mango seed in his […]

Road to AAMRAI, Ratnagiri via Amba Ghat…

Sometimes a seemingly adverse situation can result in an unexpected bounty coming your way. This happened to us on a recent travel to Ratnagiri. Due to the bad road conditions on the Mumbai-Goa highway, we took the road from Kolhapur to Ratnagiri and were thus able to enjoy the breathtaking sights and weather in the […]

AAMRAI, Ratnagiri farms 2022 season update

The extended monsoon continued until dassehra, i.e. the end of navratri this year. Sporadic showers were seen almost daily in Ratnagiri, though of low intensity and short duration. The lush green growth at our farms was cut in August/September and the mulching process was completed. These should be the last closing showers of the 2021 […]