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AUSTRALIA MANGOES : Farmers earning sweet reward for odd fruit


















JACINDA TUTTY
THE COURIER-MAIL







Ugly mangoes are the latest trend where consumers buy less attractive mangoes for a cheaper price. Picture: Liam Kidston.











MANGO farmers are cashing in on the “ugly fruit” trend, with Woolworths launching a new Odd Bunch range.




Marto’s Mangoes owner Ben Martin said the new initiative was a big win for farmers who will get more money in their pockets instead of having to throw away imperfect crops.



“It’s important to get 100 percent of our product sold so there’s no wastage,”  Mr. Martin said.




“It’s good for consumers and it’s good for ­growers.”



Woolworths produce buyer Chris Austin said the Odd Bunch range usually sells for about 50 per cent less than their perfect and blemish-free counterparts.





“They may not look as good with a bit of wind rub and burn on them
but they are just as great to eat,”  Mr. Austin said.




“It helps farmers get more for their crop which would be left in landfill, sent away for animal feed or put on market for next to nothing.




“Suppliers have been able to sell an extra 30 per cent.”





Mr. Martin said growers were hopeful of another record season like last year despite projections crops will be down in some parts of Bowen.





More than 20 million mangoes were sold across Australia last season.





http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/farmers-earning-sweet-reward-for-odd-fruit/story-fnihsps3-1227581758807


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While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
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Alphonso





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.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

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.




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