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Northern Sinaloa suspends mango shipments

In a recent interview with DEBATE newspaper of Sinaloa state, Daniel Ibarra Lugo, President of the Northern Sinaloa (Fruit Fly Free Zone) mango exporter association stated that exports have been suspended due to market saturation in the USA marketplace.Mr. Ibarra blamed the oversupply on Hot Water Treated mangoes from the southern part of Sinaloa State.Recent National Mango Board USDA import data confirmed that over 3 million (4kg) carton had been shipped on a weekly basis.This volume has consistently proved to be s tipping point in the USA marketplace."The irony is that the fruit grown in the Fruit Fly Free zone is tree ripened
and not subjected to the flavor destroying effects of the Hot Water Treatment process." said Will Cavan, Executive Director of the International Mango Organization (IMO) based in Southern California.Cavan has long been a proponent of cultivar diversification and alternative growing regions that can make more flavorful mango cultivars accessible to No…


A combination of cooler than usual evenings followed by warm days has brought the Ecuador mango season start date up by about a month.In an article published in a local Spanish newspaper in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Fundacion Ecuador announced that the 5500 hectares that are grown for commercial export will begin in September this year.The South American country expects to export roughly 13 million (4kg) carton on par with last seasons total of which over 90% is destined for the USA marketplace.Ecuador mangoes are shipped primarily to the USA west coast and compliment Brazilian mangoes that are shipped to the USA east coast and fill a window from September through December as Mexican mango production winds down and does not start back up again in earnest until March through September every year.Mango production by cultivar lasts approximately 8 weeks and Brazil and Ecuador ship predominantly TOMMY ATKINS cultivar.Ecuador has taken the initiative and has diversified into better tasting culti…

Elbridge Gale is responsible for nurturing mango in Palm Beach county from the Mulgoba trees gifted to the USDA from India in the late 1800s and ended up in South Florida.In 1902, Captain John J. Haden planted mango seedlings he had obtained from Reverend Gale on his Coconut Grove farm south of Miami. As the trees grew and matured, one tree in particular produced a delicious fruit. The trees were tended by Haden’s wife Florence as Captain Haden had passed away only a year after planting the trees. The Haden mango was an accidental cross between the Mulgoba mango from Gale and a “turpentine” mango, a variety with poor taste and texture, but excellent root stock. The Haden cultivar is still a popular backyard variety, but disease and fungus stopped commercial production many years ago.


In a recent interview dated 17 July 2018, TROPS General Manager Enrique Colilles is forecasting a bumper crop of 20 million kilos for the 2018 mango season from Southern Spain.TROPS is a cooperative of mango and avocado growers located in Velez-Malaga near Malaga, Spain and was the host of the second International Mango Organization (IMO) Global Mango Conference held in 2003.TROPS expects to market 13 million of the projected mango crop for the current mango season which is grown on 3800 hectares in the regions of Velez-Malaga and temperate zone of Granada.Colilles reported that Israel and Senegal expect lighter than normal production this year which will help the Spanish marketer position fruit in the European marketplace.TROPS expects to market 60 percent of Spain's production which is primarily of the KEITT cultivar.Colilles added that Brazil continues to send quality mango of the PALMER and TOMMY ATKINS cultivars to the European marketplace during the Spanish mango season and …