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Six months Later...The National mango Board (NMB) refuses to address the critical issues that the mango industry faces in the USA market. Throwing more money at a flawed product will not make it more appealing to the USA consumer.

This week, the NMB has choosen to ignore the IMO in our own backyard....

Board Meeting
September 2011

The NMB’s next board meeting will take place in La Quinta, CA. The meeting is scheduled for September 12th – 14th at the La Quinta Resort located 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253, telephone 760-564-4111.

Outreach Meeting in Los Angeles, CA

September 15, 2011

NMB will hold an outreach meeting in Los Angeles, CA. NMB leaders and staff will present updates on activities involving ongoing research and promotion projects and will handle questions immediately following the presentation. The outreach meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September15th at the Los Angeles Downtown Marriott Hotel located at 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, phone: 213-617-1133. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Marilda Peele at NMB by calling 407-629-7318, ext. 106 or via email at

The National Mango Board (NMB) chooses to pat themselves on the back for collosal failures in promotion and crop projections suffered in 2011.

Rather than address the issues at this critical juncture for the mango industry, the NMB  chooses to "whistle in the dark".

The dynamics of the mango world are changing and the NMB is watching idly as the proverbial "train leaves the station."

The IMO on the other hand has sent countless offers to the NMB for proposals to streamline the industry and address the changing dynamic in the mango industry.

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is not a recommended approach for the NMB.

The NMB has sat by and done absolutely nothing to address the Fruit Fly issues and how to get out of the vicious cycle that Hot Water Treatment has created to stall new sales of mango in the USA market.

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate

 May 19, 2011, 14:04 IST

Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…