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ECUADOR 2016 MANGO SEASON OFF & RUNNING











BY GABRIELLE EASTER

@gab_produceplus







Tuesday 4th October 2016, 07:50 



Hong Kong
Ecuador to airfreight mangoes to China
President of the Mango Ecuador Foundation Sergio Cedeño has said Ecuadorian mangoes will be shipped by air to China





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Ecuador will begin its first airfreight of fresh mangoes to China this month since gaining access earlier this year.

President of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, Sergio Cedeño, said the first airfreight shipments would begin this week, with sea freight shipments to be trialed in coming weeks.

In an interview with Ecuadorian news site Expreso, Cedeño said shipping by sea to China would take 35 days, but the sensitivity of mangoes mean the fruit could withstand a maximum of 20 days before the fruit suffers in terms of softness.






Cedeño said airfreight would cost US$4 per kg, compared to 80 cents per 4kg-box by sea. The first pallet of 10,000 boxes of mangoes will be sent by plane while controlled atmosphere sea freight is trialed for mango shipments.




Despite the long distance, Cedeño said Ecuador’s counter-seasonal production, from October to January, gave it an advantage in Asia when there’s a gap in production from the major mango producing countries, such as China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.




Cedeño also sees opportunities in value-added mangoes, with a significant increase in mango consumption globally, including in fresh-cut, frozen and dehydrated mango pieces.



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India




Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

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…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 





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…