“It wasn’t a great mango season out of Ecuador”

“This time of the year, we source our mangos in Ecuador, which produces the Tommy Atkins, Haden, and Kent varieties“, says Alan Goldberg with A&B Tropical Produce. Ecuador’s season starts in October and runs through December, so the season will end pretty soon. “It wasn’t a great season,” Goldberg said. Smaller sizes were mostly in oversupply, putting downward pressure on prices. The market has recently improved somewhat as there is now more larger fruit available.

Peru notorious for overproducing
By mid-December, mango supply switches from Ecuador to Peru. “We’re always hopeful the Peruvian season will be better with higher prices, but due to over supply it usually doesn’t turn out that way,” mentioned Goldberg. “In the beginning of the season, we often see overlap between Ecuador and Peru, causing the oversupply in the market with depressed prices as a result. “Peru is notorious for overproducing,” Goldberg added. The country runs strong in January and February and sometimes continues into mid/late March. Its main mango variety is Kent.

“Right now, prices for smaller mangos are about $4-$5, which is much better than they had been. The bigger sizes run at $5-$6, a decent price for a normal crop,” finished Goldberg.

For more information:
Alan Goldberg
A&B Tropical Produce
Tel: 305-805-1530

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