IG Citrus and Eurosemillas have teamed up to cultivate the Tango variety of mandarin in India. The large-scale project will involve 100 hectares. One of the assets of Tango, also known as Tango Gold, is the fact that it is seedless under all pollination conditions, and it does not set seeds in other citrus crops. It has a juicy flavour and a rich and fine flesh texture, all packed under a smooth rind.
“The Tango Gold is a rare and very unique breed of mandarin which is enjoyed for its fleshy goodness and nectar-rich consistency. We are sure that by working with IG Citrus, we will be able to give fruit lovers in India mandarins of a quality they have never seen before,” said Ana Cano, CEO at Eurosemillas.
IG Citrus is a subsidiary of IG International, one of India’s leading fresh fruit importers and has more than 50 years in this market segment, while Eurosemillas’ main field of activity is the development of technological innovations.
“This partnership could not have come at a more opportune time for us. We can’t wait to start the production of these nectar-rich tango fruits in India and create a new era for citrus fruits in the nation,” said Tarun Arora, director of IG Citrus.
The venture marks the second collaboration between the two organisations.