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FRESHBROKER : Peru mangoes perspectives for 2014/2015 season

Published September 4th, 2014 by Freshbroker

Once in Peru, after Expoalimentaria 2014, Freshbroker Blog went also to Piura – capital of mangoes – to have an update of what’s going on with the production and what are the Peru mangoes perspectives for 2014/2015 season.

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After visiting some fields, packing houses as well as in conversation with many growers from San Lorenzo Valley, the main producing region in Piura, we came into the conclusion that the harvest will be delayed when compared to the previous season. 

Weather’s been colder than normal and, during the flowering, the cold nights were not regular either. That has caused a delay on bud’s maturation as well as differentiation within vegetative stems or flower.

Last season the harvest for Europe started with representative volume in the middle of November. This coming season they expect it by December only.

Peruvian Exporters are also aware that if they hit the European market earlier, they compete with Brazilian mangoes for the Christmas sales and that turns into a catastrophe in price levels.

The season 2013/2014 Peru had a record volume of mango exports, associated with good quality. The weather was good, drier and hot. With the weather cooler than normal and such delay in hands, special attention should be given for the first exports of mangoes as unripe fruits and antracnosis could affect the first impression of the new season, which bring uncertainty to the supply chain.

In the fields of mangoes, we see a mixture of trees fully flowered, some with baby mangoes and some others only with short baby flowers.




The overall conversation with exporters and growers indicates that, at the moment, there are only 70% of the fields in flowering mode, when compared with last season, it was almost 100%. 

That would not mean necessarily less fruits, it could happen that the remaining flowers come, but at a later moment.

 However, the growers insist that this coming season will really have less mangoes than last year.

That can be true. If we study the exported volume of mangoes from Peru in the last 8 years, we find a pattern in the graphic: there are always less mangoes in the consecutive year of peak volume records.

Let’s check the performance of the Peru mangoes this coming season…

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