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By Will Cavan

Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Mango World Magazine (MWM)

August 03, 2015

La Costa, California - 

Expect the 2015 Mexico mango season to come to an earlier than usual ending as the country has set new record for volume shipments this season to exceed 60 million (4kg) cartons.

The National Mango Board is reporting that volume out of Mexico :

The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until September with a projection of approximately 61 million boxes. (This includes a projection of approximately 7.8 million boxes for the North Sinaloa region). 

Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 8/22/15 are Ataulfo (35%), Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%). 

Volume shipped on week ending 7/25/15  

Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 2,237,365 boxes for a total of 58,997,304 boxes for the season.  

Compared to the same week last year, volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 2,973,210 boxes for a total of 49,948,934 boxes in 2014. 

Mexico’s projections for the next three weeks are approximately 1,728,708 boxes for week ending 8/1/15; 1,610,566 boxes for week ending 8/8/15 and 961,351 boxes for week ending 8/15/15. 

The 2015 Mexican mango season should be over by the first week of September with the last fruit from the Los Mochis area.

This gap will be coupled with the effects of the 2015 -2016 El Nino which is being forcast will bring crop shortages from Brazil due to drought.

This will be followed by shortages in Ecuador and then Peru due to the opposite effects of damage from rains on the Pacific coast of South America.

Expect a tight winter as the 2015 - 2016 El Nino takes it's toll on mangoes.

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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. 

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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. 

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DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…