ABC Rural By Matt Brann
Updated yesterday at 4:28pmThu 16 Oct 2014, 4:28pm
The mango harvest in the Northern Territory is heating up and consumers now have access to a range of varieties with farms now picking R2E2s, Calypso and Kensington Prides.
About 55,000 trays were trucked out of the Darwin region last week.
Boyd Arthur, from the Australian Mango Industry Association, says 55,000 trays in a week is a 'trickle' and the season will really ramp up in the next couple of weeks.
"When we start hitting our peak, which we're expecting to do in the next few weeks, we'll be looking at trucking up to 500,000 trays a week out of the Northern Territory.
"By the end of this month and early November we'll be in full swing."
Prices are remaining firm, with Kensington Prides averaging $47 a tray in the Sydney markets.
Early season R2E2 mangoes are enjoying $55 a tray in the Melbourne markets.
AUDIO: A range of mango varieties now available says AMIA's Boyd Arthur (ABC Rural)
Topics: rural, agribusiness, fruit, darwin-0800
First posted yesterday at 4:23pm