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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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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.

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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…

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…