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AUSTRALIA (PHASE I) : Mango harvest at Pine Creek wraps up, but work continues with pruning

NT Country Hour 

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The only mango farm in the Northern Territory mining town of Pine Creek finished harvest last week.

Owner of the Pine Creek mango plantation, Tom Harbrow, produced 34,000 trays of mangoes this harvest, which he said was an average year.

"It wasn't too bad, we've had better ones, but it was okay," Mr Harbrow said.

"We [had] a yield of about ten trays per tree.

"There was a lot of [mangoes out of] Darwin at the same time, so there was a bit of an oversupply in the market in the last week in the [harvest]."

Mr Harbrow said Pine Creek received around 76 milimetres of rain towards the end of harvest, which stopped picking for a few days.

"But it wasn't an issue, it just blew the fruit up a couple of sizes, the remaining stuff that was on the trees," he said.

"Providing you don't pick [the mangoes] too soon after the rain, it doesn't alter the quality.

"It increases the size of it and, of course, the tray pack is increased so your financial yield is a bit better."

Pruning on Mr Harbrow's farm began directly after the end of harvest this week, which he believes is crucial for next year's crop.

"We've actually just finished the mechanical pruning and we're going through [and] doing some hand pruning now and also a major fertilising program is being carried out," he said.

"You're really setting the next crop up, so it's what you do immediately after the harvest is going to set the tree up for [next season].

"There's no relaxing straight after harvest, you've just got to keep on going."

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