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Wednesday 4th February 2015, 18:19 Central Time

First Aussie mangoes shipped to the US
The first shipment of Australian mangoes has been sent to the US after gaining market access last month


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The US will receive its first shipment of Australian mangoes tomorrow, with 700 trays leaving Australia’s shores on February.

Two growers have sent the first consignment of mangoes just as the Australian season is wrapping up, to be received by two US importers.

“We see a lot of potential in the US. It’s the biggest and one of the most affluent markets, and we’ll be operating at the top end. Australia is an expensive country to produce in, and it’s expensive to fly produce to the US, but we think the US will be a significant market for exports,” Robert Gray, CEO of the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) told Fruitnet.

Gray said that this season’s shipments mark the beginning of a three-year export programme, with the small volume being used to garner market feedback and ensure the processes surrounding protocol are in line.

“Next season, we’ll have a more extensive market evaluation, starting shipments with the Northern Territory mangoes in October and shipping right up until this time of the year,” 
Gray said.

“By then, we should have a better understanding of the prices and how US consumers react to Australian mangoes.”

The third step is ramping up export volumes, as well as pursuing marketing campaigns in the US.

“The only way to ensure success is if we build on our point of difference," Gray said.

"There are plenty of cheaper mangoes coming in to the US from South America, but Australian mangoes have a unique flavour and great quality that we think will be popular with US consumers.”

Australia’s minister of agriculture Barnaby Joyce announced the opening of the US market to Australian mangoes and lychees on 15 January.

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

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Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…