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AUSTRALIA : Record number of mangoes leaving the Northern Territory












ABC Rural By Matt Brann


Updated about 7 hours ago
In what's thought to be a record, nearly 900,000 trays of mangoes were trucked out of the Northern Territory last week.
Boyd Arthur, from the Australian Mango Industry Association, says consumers are the big winner, with markets around Australia now loaded with quality NT fruit.
He says the logistics of getting so many mangoes to market in one week has been incredible.
"It's a huge amount of fruit.
"The availability of trucking is a bit more open for the mango season this year due to the melon and banana problems we've had in the Territory," Mr Arthur said.
"So we've been able to move a lot more fruit in one go.
"It's probably the highest recorded amount of trays in a week out of the Northern Territory ever.
"This year has been very condensed. It was a real scurry to get the fruit off the trees, into a carton and trucked out."
The season in Darwin has peaked and will now taper off, with the focus now on Katherine, NT, where the harvest is off to a good start.
The first Queensland fruit of the season has also started to trickle into the markets.
First posted about 7 hours ago











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