Production is more than a month late ...
Plenty of rain in Southwest Florida.
Mango growers on Pine Island are experiencing a major shortage this season.
Jean Sapp, owner of Promised Land Mangoes, telling Four in Your Corner that they are a month behind for harvesting and they have less than half the mangoes they had this time last year; "It's the worst year that we've seen."
Sapp is on the National Mango Board and she says that the shortage isn't just a local thing.
Countries worldwide are experiencing mango shortages this season, but the reason is unknown.
Sapp plans to start selling mangoes at the end of the month, but the crop won't be big enough to offer nationwide shipping or wholesale options like they have in years past.
Publication date: 7/8/2014