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PERU RUSHES TO MARKET : Peru enters mango peak season


This time of the year, mangos available in US stores are imported from Peru and Ecuador. Both countries are shipping higher volumes than projected due to favorable weather conditions.

 “The expected rainfall for December didn’t occur and as a result, volumes will continue to stay strong through January,” says Angela Serna with the National Mango Board.

Kent and Tommy Atkins

“As we speak, Peru is entering its peak shipping season and high volumes of Kent and Tommy Atkins mangos are expected to enter the US from mid-January until the end of the month,” mentioned Serna. 

The country’s peak season started two to three weeks early due to the warm weather. 

“Ecuador will ramp up its volumes in the next few weeks and will possibly end the season with slight higher volumes compared to last year.”

 Ecuador’s main mango varieties are Tommy Atkins followed by some Ataulfos & Kent.

Photo credit: Jody Horton

Mangos are available in the US year-round and imported from four other countries in addition to Peru and Ecuador: 

Mexico has the largest mango season, starting at the end of January and continuing through September. Ataulfo, Tommy Atkins, Haden, Keitt and Kent are the main varieties.

Guatemala’s season starts in March and extends until May, sometimes early June. Tommy Atkins is the main variety, followed by Ataulfo.

Haiti supplies mangos from April until July with Fracis being the main variety.

Brazil’s season lasts from August through November. The main varieties are Tommy Atkins, Palmer and Ataulfo.

Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, Kent and Keitt continue to be the main mango varieties, but a new Palmer variety is starting to come in from Brazil and Ecuador is shipping Nan Doc Mai.

Photo credit: Jody Horton

For more information on availability of mangos in the US, click the varieties and availability chart. 

Contact information:

Angela Serna
National Mango Board
Tel: (407)-629-7318

Publication date: 1/13/2016
Author: Marieke Hemmes

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In alphabetical order by Country....



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It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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Vitamin B
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