Classic Enterprise is founded by Rajkot based businessman and entrepreneur Rahul Shah and his wife Ami Shah.
As regular consumers of mangoes, they had always found the supplies available in the local markets to be either artificially ripened, or exorbitantly priced, or both. This gave rise to an earnest desire in them to help people by providing at their doorstep, good quality and chemical free mangoes at reasonable rates, which they can relish right from the comfort of their homes. It was out of this desire that they started doorstep delivery of high quality mangoes back in the year 2013. They started offering direct-from-farm, raw-only mangoes packed with hay to consumers so that they ripen right in front of the consumers' eyes. As the poet said, mighty things from small beginnings grow, and the rest is history.
Starting from a modest volume of about 550 mango boxes in 2013, their sales volume rose to a staggering 4500 boxes in the year 2016, solely on the strength of word of mouth and word of mouse. Little did they know when starting in 2013 that within a short span of three years, their mangoes will find their way to far and wide destinations such as Germany and UK in 2016. This season, in the year 2017, they are all set to record volumes of 6000 boxes or even higher.
Alphonso also known as Hapoos (हापूस) and payri are varieties of mangoes that grow mainly in Devgad and Ratnagiri districts of Konkan area of Maharashtra state in western India.
These mango varieties are most expensive but one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. Hapoos mangoes have a considerable shelf life of about 3 weeks after they are ripe, with each fruit weighing between 130g and 350g. Payri, however, being a very sensitive and fast ripening variety of mangoes, has a very short shelf life.
Payri mangoes are maximum consumed by the Jain and Gujarati communities around the world. These communities use a mix of hapoos and payri pulp to make a delicious sweet dish called 'ras'.
The southern district of Mahrashtra Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg including regions around the Dapoli and Devgad Talukas, the southern districts of Valsad and Navsari in Gujarat state are the main regions where this variety of hapoos alphonso mango is grown.
Our specialty happens to be devgad ratnagiri hapoos alphonso mangoes and devgad ratnagiri payri mangoes.