Escuinapa's mango export campaign is in its final stretch as packagers are working with the last fruits from the region's orchards. Mango production in this area of the state of Sinaloa began in mid-May with the Ataulfo, Tammy, and Kent varieties stated Bonifacio Bustamante Hernandez, the general manager of Roberto's Mangos. He also said that this season, they expected to surpass the 150,000 tons of fruit that have been recorded in previous years.
“We plan to end the packing activities at Roberto's Mangos this month. That is about two weeks in advance, as we will start in the north with the fruit of Los Mochis. The rest of the packaging activities in Escuinapa will end their export activity in mid-August," he added.
He also said the company had managed to export to the United States more than 10,000 tons of mango in its different varieties.
"We have already started to have marketing problems because prices have fallen a little. However, we expect they will improve with the new fruit of better quality coming from the northern area of Sinaloa, where the season is about to start. In addition, we plan to work until the end of September.”
According to Bustamante Hernandez, the rain registered in the last days has mainly benefited the Keitt variety they are currently working with, which had been registering dehydration problems in the trees.