Mango-like fruit on lychee tree: Miracle or science?

Sun Online Desk

22nd April, 2021 03:14:50 printer

Mango-like fruit on lychee tree: Miracle or science?

Weird it may appear, but a mango-like fruit has grown on a lychee tree in a Bangladesh hamlet.

The lychee tree belongs to Abdur Rahman, a resident of Chotobalia Singia Colony village in Thakurgaon's Sadar upazila. And the "miracle" tree is now attracting scores of people to Abdur's farmhouse daily.

The so-called miracle unfolded on Sunday, when Abdur's grandson Hridoy first spotted the mango-like fruit, along with nine small-size lychees, on a branch of the lychee tree and informed his grandfather.

Since the news spread like wildfire later that day, Abdur's family is having a tough time managing people who are thronging their farmhouse daily to see the "miracle" tree.

Nure Alam, chairman of Balia Union, said, “It’s a miracle and I have not seen anything like this before.”

Mohammad Sirajul Islam, an officer of Thakurgaon Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), said, “There is no scientific reason to justify the growth of the mango-like fruit on the lychee tree."

Mohammad Abu Hossain, deputy-director of DAE, Thakurgaon, said, “I have heard that a mango-like fruit has grown on the lychee tree. A research is needed."