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Australia forecast to produce eight million trays of mangoes this season














ABC Rural By Matt Brann



Posted about 11 hours ago

















Australia is expected to produce about eight million trays of mangoes in the 2015/16 season, which should keep growers busy and consumers happy.







The national crop forecast, released today by the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), predicts Queensland will produce about 3.8 million trays and the Northern Territory will produce 3.6 million trays, with the remaining trays coming from Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.







If the 2015/16 crop forecast comes to fruition, it will be down on last year's record crop of 9.5 million trays.





But AMIA's Boyd Arthur says eight million trays is significant and will be one of the industry's biggest crops.








"We're seeing some really good fruit set and it'll be a marathon of a year until March, April next year,"
  he told ABC Rural.







00:00 AUDIO: Boyd Arthur explains the AMIA national mango crop forecast (ABC Rural)





"It appears each [mango growing] region will get a significant [harvest] timeslot of their own, which is very encouraging."



There were 270,000 mango trays trucked out of the Northern Territory last week, with the volume picking up thanks to the onset of the Katherine mango season.




Mr Arthur has been inspecting plantations in Queensland and said the season there was shaping up well.




"Queensland is looking fairly similar to last year in terms of timing, although like the Territory a little bit down on numbers [yield]."








http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-28/australian-national-mango-crop-forecast-predicts-8-million-trays/6808944





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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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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. 


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