Mango grafting also benefited from Mughal patronage.
Until Shah Jahan lifted the restriction, it was only permitted in royal gardens for the longest period of time, according to food historian KT Achaya's book "A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food." Mango varieties like Tota Puri, Rataul, and the always-delicious Kesar were produced by the earliest instances of mango grafting during the Mughal era. 8. Emperor Jehangir is said to have loved mangoes and once quipped that no other fruit in Kabul could compare to the flavour of his cherished mangoes.