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AUSTRALIA : Northern Territory expected to produce 3.6 million trays of mangoes this season

ABC Rural By Matt Brann

Posted about an hour ago

The Northern Territory is expected to produce around 3.6 million trays of mangoes this season, which would be one of its biggest mango crops on record.

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) has today released its crop forecast for the Northern Territory, with a national crop forecast due in coming weeks.

The estimated 3.6 million trays is down on last year's record NT crop of 4.12 million trays.

But AMIA's supply and development manager, Boyd Arthur, said it was still a big year.

"It's still a very solid season in terms of volume and will keep everybody busy," Mr Arthur said.

"Now that we've started, it's looking good and the fruit is flowing well.

"This season is particularly unusual [in the Northern Territory], with two main flowerings, creating two [harvest] peaks of September and early November."

00:00 AUDIO: Boyd Arthur explains the mango crop forecast for the Northern Territory (ABC Rural)

Last week around 147,000 trays were trucked out of the Northern Territory.

Mr Arthur said the quality had been good and strong prices had reflected that.

"I'm hearing reports of the big retailers locking in prices this week of $45 to $50 a tray for premium grade fruit, so that's quite healthy for this time of year," he said.

"With the supplies we have, I'm expecting and hoping for our growers, that we stabilise at that [price] for the next couple of weeks at least, because the demand right now is much higher than the supply."

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