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Avnish Malde of importer Wealmoor says there will likely be a dearth of mangoes until week 19, with the highest prices seen "in a long time". 

The Wealmoor director told this was because the Peruvian season had come forward considerably because of its warmer temperatures as a result of El Niño.
"The fruit has been ripening a lot quicker and the last of the seafreight arrivals have more or less left the country, so you’re anticipating a very tight supply period from week 13 through to week 17 before the West African deal starts in earnest," Malde said.

"You will have small amounts of South American supply in between, and the general feeling is the fruit that comes through from West Africa around week 16 and week 17 will invariably help, but we’ll be in limited quantities obviously in those early weeks.

"There is certainly a big gap starting to appear and there's a lot of upward pressure on pricing."

He said there wouldn't be any serious volumes from West Africa until weeks 19-20.

"I think you’re likely to see prices in excess of €10-12 a box , which potentially could be the highest we’ve seen for some time...the shortage will intimate that there is likely to be a real dearth of fruit."

Malde, whose company has joint ventures with mango growers around the world and its own production in Gambia, said the West African mango season was looking better in general this year.

"I think generally we’re anticipating a better season from the Ivory Coast than we did last year – it was a difficult season last year; certainly [that's the case for] the Ivory Coast and Gambia.

"Senegal is probably two or three weeks behind and that’s not going to get started until the middle of June but we’re anticipating a decent crop from those countries.

"Then you have some supplies from smaller operators in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea which supply a bit of fruit but predominantly to the French markets and the European mainland."


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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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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…