The first boxes of this season’s Alphonso mangoes from Konkan have arrived in the Mumbai market. One grower from Kunkeshwar in the Devgad administrative division has sent two boxes of mangoes to Avinash Pansare, a trader on the Mumbai fruit market.
However, the main season of Alphonso mangoes from Konkan is yet to begin. Trader Avinash Pansare told mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com that the real season will start in the first week of March. He also said that the average production of mangoes will be lower this year than the previous ones.
Though the price of these mangoes has not been decided, traders say, till the start of the main season, two to four boxes of mangoes come in the market from time to time and they are sold between Rs 1000 to 1,500 (€11.0-16.5) per dozen (12 pieces). Traders in the market committee are hopeful that the mango market which has been crippled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic will get a better response this time.