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Decline in South American tropical fruits due to El Niño




















Low fruit availability due to the weather is a concern both buyers and sellers have. In general fruits and vegetables have become rarer to find and have gone up in price.





"This year we had issues sourcing mango and asparagus...The first was expensive and there wasn't much around. The latter was only slightly better."
according to a European importer.



El Niño often has an effect on tropical fruits, however no-one knows how bad it will be.



Peru has not had any frozen mango for months now. The 12 months - ending July 2015 - saw a fall in Peruvian mango by 26% with only 108,478 tonnes whilst July 2013-July 2014, shipments were over 146,000 tonnes. Due to this the price has increased.





Furthermore, this week there was a 10% decline in the country's 2016 avocado crop, due to heavy rain splitting fruit and the humidity creating mould. 



The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has estimated that over 3,000 hectares of avocado will be affected in certain areas such as La Libertad, Lima, Piura, Ica and Ancash.




In Ecuador, there is a possibility that banana production could fall by 15-30% which is the equivalent to 100 million boxes according to the Banana Exporters Association of Ecuador.







Publication date: 10/19/2015




http://www.freshplaza.com/article/147624/Decline-in-South-American-tropical-fruits-due-to-El-Ni%C3%B1o


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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. 

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INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST






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. 




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