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Israeli growers are trying to figure out exactly what caused their mango production to drop by about 50 percent this year. Though there are many theories as to why production dropped so severely, there's no consensus on the biggest reason for such diminished yields.




“The mango situation is very severe,” said Oron Ziv of Befresh Europe. 



“In Israel, we have about 40 to 50 percent fewer mangos than we had last season. There are some plots that are completely empty.” 



Some growers point to a frost this winter that affected production, others believe a heat wave this spring is the reason for there being less fruit.



 Whatever the cause, there's less fruit available. 


But Ziv doesn't think the situation is all bad, since lower volumes bring some benefits.




“The export season started late and it started slow, but in the first week of arrivals of mangos in Europe, we hope there will be good demand and good prices,” said Ziv. 




“Prices are not dictated by Israeli exporters. It's mostly Brazilian exporters that affect prices, and Brazil is shipping less volume, so we hope to benefit from that.” 


It's still a while before popular Kent and Keitt varieties are available, but Ziv believes that with less fruit for the export market, there will be less fruit on the domestic market and prices will be better because of that.






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Alphonso (mango)
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