Australia expects lower mango crop
AMIA chair Gavin Scurr told the broadcaster while yields were expected to be down, the crop would still be large at around seven million trays.
“We had a massive flowering across the north, but the cool minimums (temperature) have created a pretty poor fruit set and there’s also been a fair drop (fruit drop),” Scurr was quoted as saying.
“At this stage, I reckon it’ll be about 70 per cent of last year’s crop, which was a record year.
“So if we can get 70 per cent of last year’s crop, it’s going to be a pretty good crop for growers, it’ll be enough fruit to make money, but not too much that they do it for nothing.”