Demand for South Asian Mangoes in Alberta: Prof Talks to Toronto Star

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Prof. Jayasankar Subramanian

Prof. Jayasankar Subramanian

Prof. Jayasankar Subramanian was interviewed for a July 5 Toronto Star story about a booming demand for South Asian mangoes in Alberta.

A professor in U of G’s Department of Plant Agriculture, Subramanian talked about why South Asian mangoes are less sweet and fibrous than the ones grown in South America. He discussed why communities value specific mango varieties and talked about the fruit’s cultivation history which was — until about 50 years ago — very much based on who had the tastiest mangoes on their backyard tree.

Subramanian studies fruit breeding, genomics and biotechnology.