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AUSTRALIA : Mango harvest overlaps, exports booming for Manbulloo

Mango harvest is happening in two states at once for grower and exporter Manbulloo, with Queensland in production since September 20, and the Northern Territory back underway following a break due to uneven flowering. “The early varieties are still going and for mangoes it’s definitely a long season,” says Marie Piccone, of Manbulloo.

 “We don’t expect to finish in Katherine, the Northern Territory essentially, until November 28. We’re going to finish two to three weeks later than we would have with an overlap of about four weeks for each state.” It’s peak production during a season where every harvest is ‘hard won and hard fought,” Ms Piccone says.

The double harvest was expected, though not as long as it looks like it will last according to Ms Piccone. 

Manbulloo has two pack houses in operation, one in each state, packing Kensington Pride and R2E2 mangoes. “We leave the R2E2 variety on the tree until they’re ripe, and ready to eat, and even though both our farms were hit by storms in the last two weeks, we’re still filling up to 150 bins per day.” 

All in all volume is probably up 10% on 2014, she adds.

The ‘fair share’ of impact from weather for Manbulloo farms has not affected exports to Mainland China or South Korea, both markets where consumers are ‘screaming’ for the large, luscious looking R2E2 mango, Ms Piccone says. 

“At the moment they’re definitely in demand, and getting a good price. Even on the Australian market premium trays can go for $40 each.”

For exports Manbulloo goes directly to Mainland China and is able to send vapour heat-treated fruit, rather than waiting to see whether fruit will pass inspections on the open markets such as Singapore. 

“In Mainland China they love the size and flavour of the R2E2 mango,”  Ms Piccone says.

 “We’re also preparing to send some mangoes to the US in the next few weeks. We’re doing pilot trials and they should land in December.”

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Publication date: 11/17/2015
Author: Kalianna Dean

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