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AUSTRALIAN MANGO GROWER PRAISES "HONEY GOLD"

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Much ado about mangoes

Ross Kendall | 30th Jan 2015 7:56 AM



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HEAVY rains and hungry lorikeets are just some of the problems that could hurt Northern Rivers mango farmers this season.




Despite a few problems early in the season - and too much wind - this year's crop is starting to look "alright", according to Yelgun-based mango farmer, Steve Baker.




He manages a 5000-tree farm with his wife, Terri.

Picking can start as early as February, but the longer fruit can be left on the tree the more chance it will get to market when the Queensland supply runs out.

That means higher prices for local growers.

But there is still along way to go, Mr Baker said.

"Mangoes are a very challenging crop to grow in this area, particularly in the wet season,"he said.



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