Spain: End of Bonbon mango campaign with more demand than supply
Given that this is a product that is largely a result of chance, no forecasts can be made, and in some years the volume of Bonbon mango available does not cover the demand of consumers.
"We've had a very good year for mangoes in general. The weather conditions have been stable and the trees have been loaded with fruit," explains Borja Piedra, manager at Huerta Tropical. Thus, most of the fruit on the trees has developed properly and the number of pieces marketed as Bonbon mangoes has been reduced.
Bonbon mangoes appear when the tree decides to carry out a natural selection, with certain pieces becoming fully mature (in terms of flavour, sweetness and texture), but failing to reach the standard size demanded by traders.
"It has been a pity not being able to meet all the orders we received, but there has simply not been enough production, unlike last year," explains Piedra. The volume that Huerta Tropical has been able to market this year has amounted to about 500 kg out of the total 12,000 kg of Irving mango; the variety from which Bonbon mangoes come.
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Publication date: 10/31/2017
Author: Mara Aguilera
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