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AUSTRALIA : One of longest ever mango seasons finishes in the Northern Territory

NT Country Hour By Daniel Fitzgerald

Updated yesterday at 3:21pm

The Northern Territory mango season has wrapped up, ending one of the longest harvests on record.

00:00 AUDIO: Boyd Arthur from the Australian Mango Industry Association gives a wrap of the Northern Territory mango harvest (ABC Rural)

About 3.2 million trays of mangoes have been produced, with 60,000 trays trucked to southern markets last week.

Supply development manager Boyd Arthur, from the Australian Mango Industry Association, said the season had started early and finished late.

"It has been a huge juggle for growers to maintain staffing and training throughout the season and keep the transient workforce
that we generally rely upon," Mr Arthur said.

"For instance, some growers had a month off in between their start and finish. To maintain staff and re-introduce new staff, not only is it very costly, it is also very challenging to tap into those resources.

"It has been very challenging for the industry, but hopefully [growers] have all pulled through on top."

Mr Boyd said recent rains in the Top End slowed down the last weeks of picking.

"It has made it tricky for growers in getting around their properties to harvest the last volumes of mangoes," he said.

"We have actually seen a bit of a reduction in our overall forecast for the Northern Territory come down a bit because the rains have set in, and it has become too difficult to get some of the last amounts of fruit off the trees."

Despite not reaching the record volumes of last year, Mr Boyd said producers should be pleased with the volume of fruit.

"It is very reasonable. Prices have been very good for growers who could deliver to the specifications required," he said.

"I'm very positive about the season and very happy about the volumes and prices, how the marketing strategy has pulled off throughout the season.

"It has been very challenging at the Australian Mango Industry's end as well, keeping everybody engaged with mangoes at the marketing end.

"That has been a huge challenge for us and it is ongoing at the moment with January and the Queensland season around the corner."

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Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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.

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Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Also rich in flavonoids and phenols
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