Lower volumes of imported Mexican mangoes coming in

Importers are predicting a solid mango season coming up.

“Pricing is steady right now for mangoes,” says Carlos Villa of Higueral Produce Inc. “Pricing has dropped a little on the Tommy Atkins variety for awhile now but on the Kents and Ataúlfos it’s strong. It’s going to be a strong year overall for mangoes.”

Villa is bringing in mangoes from Mexico, noting that right now the Nayarit region is just wrapping up on its Ataúlfos crop. “I know they’re about to be short on Ataúlfos. We’re getting a few containers still but overall the volume entering over the border is less than usual,” noting he’s not sure why volume is down on the variety. “They’re saying there wasn’t a lot of water over there but it may be other factors too. It’s unusual for us to be shorter on Ataúlfos. But every year is different and how the plants flower each year is different.”

Changing over varieties
In addition, Villa notes that there had been a good supply of the Tommy Atkins variety but right now the switch over to Kents is happening. “I see a shortage of Kents as well. Everybody’s asking for Kents,” he says.

With demand for mangoes remaining steady and possibly poised to pick up for summer, that’s pushing the market as well. “Right now conditions of the market are strong for mangoes,” says Villa.

For more information:
Carlos Villa
Higueral Produce
Tel: +1 (520) 761 3344

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