RAWALPINDI - The king of fruit has made its maiden entry to the markets, but the short supply has sent retail prices spiraling, making it out of reach for many.

The rates of one kg Sindiri, Malda, Langra and Dosehri mangoes ranges from Rs 80-100, while the rates of Anwarlator mangoes are from Rs 100-120.  According to Mitha Khan, a wholesale merchant of fruits, the mango production this year has fallen down considerably due to the unreasonable rainfall and prolonged winter season, which resulted in the shortage.