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MANGO SEASON ENDS EARLY IN AUSTRALIA & PRICES SET TO JUMP

Western Australia's summer mango season is already over


October 29, 2015 - 1:31PM




Emma Young
Journalist














Remember that recent flush of mangoes? Well it wasn't, it was the entire season. Photo: Glenn Hunt






Perth must prepare itself for disaster this summer, but it won't be a tsunami, cyclone or an invasion of the walking dead.





Brace yourselves, the mango shortage is coming.





Grocery shoppers who ignored the recent flush are going to be sorely disappointed to know that was not a bumper early delivery. That was the mango season.








From here on in, shoppers can expect to pay up to $5 for the local fruit still to come or, alternatively, radiation-bathed Queensland imports.







Market City wholesaler John Mercer said it remains a meteorological mystery as to why crops came early this year across Australia's Top End.




He said trees in Kununurra, Darwin and Katherine had flowered a month early - and the fruit that followed was weak.




In Canarvon, crops had not bounced back from the effects of Cyclo…