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Mango, Magnifera indica / Anacardiaceae
Mangoes are found in the market all the year round, since the different producing countries offer harvests at different periods. However, exports are not carried out at a large scope since it is a very delicate fruit that does withstand the conditions of transport very well.

The harvesting period for mangoes lasts less than 3 months, but this short time does not prevent to find this delicate fruit all the year round. This is possible thanks to air transport and the diversity of producing countries.

Ripe mangoes do not withstand transport very well since they are very sensitive to bruises and they get damaged by low temperatures. The normal trade is limited to fruit harvested before its maturation, goods that do not spoil during transport and remain in good condition for longer time. In order to store them, it is necessary to be very careful and to have special store rooms with a very warm atmosphere. The fruit is harvested green and reaches its optimal stage of maturation at temperatures ranging between 25 and 30ºC. For that reason, it is recommended that the consumers buy this product in a specialized centre, since they will have the certainty to buy produce without defects and with a superb taste.

In Spain mangoes are available all the year round thanks to the imports of several producing countries.

The following table is an example of the dates of availability in the United Kingdom market, indicating the origin, variety, weight of the packages and in some cases, the number of units by package.

OriginAvailability in the United Kingdom marketsWeight of the packages
AUSTRALIA  
Kensington PrideOctober-January7 kg
BELIZE  
HadenJune-July4,5/5 kg
Tommy AtkinsJune-July 
BRAZIL  
HadenSeptember-May4 kg units 9/14
Tommy AtkinsSeptember-May 
Van DijkSeptember-May 
CANARY ISLANDS  
VariousJanuary-May5 kg
COLOMBIA  
HadenJune-August and November-January4 kg
IrwinJune-August and November-January 
KentJune-August and November-January 
Tommy AtkinsJune-August and November-January 
Van DijkJune-August and November-January 
ZillJune-August and November-January 
COSTA RICA  
AlphonsoJanuary-beginning of May4 kg units 6/14
Haden IrwinJanuary-beginning of May 
KeittJanuary-beginning of May 
KentJanuary-beginning of May 
MoraJanuary-beginning of May 
Tommy AtkinsJanuary-beginning of May 
CÔTE D"IVOIRE  
AmélieMarch-July4 kg
BeverlyMarch-July 
KeittMarch-July 
Kent  
Miami LateMarch-July 
PalmerMarch-July 
SmithMarch-July 
ValenciaMarch-July 
ZillMarch-July 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  
VariousMay-JulyVarious
ECUADOR  
EdwardOctober-February4 kg units 8/16
HadenOctober-February 
KentOctober-February 
Tommy AtkinsOctober-February 
EGYPT  
KeittJune-August5 kg
KentJune-August 
FIJI  
VariousOctober-FebruaryVarious
GAMBIA  
HadenMay-August4 kg
KeittMay-August 
RubyMay-August 
SensationMay-August 
Tommy AtkinsMay-August 
GHANA  
HadenMarch-August12 units
JulieMarch-August12/14 units
KeittMarch-August6/8 units
KentMarch-August6/0 units
Tommy AtkinsMarch-August12 units
GUATEMALA  
HadenMarch-July4,5 kg
IrwinMarch-July 
KeittMarch-July 
KentMarch-July 
Tommy AtkinsMarch-July 
HONDURAS  
VariousJanuary-July5 kg
INDIA  
AlphonsoMarch-mid May2/4 kg
BenganpalliApril-June 
ChaunsaJuly-August 
KesarMay-June 
TotapuriMarch-July 
IRAN  
AlphonsoAprilVarious
ISRAEL  
KentJuly-September4 kg units 5/14
KeittSeptember-November 
LiliAugust-September 
PalmerSeptember 
Tommy AtkinsJuly-August 
JAMAICA  
HadenAugust-September4/4,5 kg
St. JulianMay-July 
Tommy AtkinsMay-July 
KeittAugust-September 
KENYA  
AppleOctober-July4 kg units 10/14
BoriboOctober-July4 kg units 10/16
KentOctober-July4 kg units 8/10
NgoweOctober-July4 kg units 8/14
SensationOctober-July4 kg units 12/14
Tommy AtkinsOctober-July4 kg units 12/14
Van DijkOctober-July4 kg units 8/12
MADAGASCAR  
VariousOctober-DecemberVarious
MALAYSIA  
GolekSporadic5 kg
HarumanisSporadic 
SiampanjangSporadic 
MALI  
AmélieMay-July4,5/5 kg
MEXICO  
AtaulfoEnd of February-March4 kg
HadenEnd of March-mid August 
KeittMid June-end of October 
KentEnd of April-mid September 
Tommy AtkinsMid April-End of July 
MOROCCO  
KeittSporadicVarious
KentSporadic 
OstenSporadic 
PalmerSporadic 
NIGERIA  
VariousFebruary-March10 kg
PAKISTAN  
ChaunsaMay-September2 kg units 5/9
SindhriMay-September5 kg units 7/8
PERU  
HadenNovember-January4/5 kg units 8/14
KentNovember-January 
Tommy AtkinsNovember-January 
The PHILIPPINES  
CarabauJune-August5 kg
CebuJune-August 
Zambales:June-August 
PUERTO RICO  
HadenApril-November4 kg units 4/18
IrwinApril-November 
KeittApril-November 
ParvinApril-November 
Tommy AtkinsApril-November 
VanDijk  
SOUTH AFRICA  
HeidiFebruary-March4 kg units 5/9
KeittFebruary-Aprilunits 5/10
KentFebruary-Aprilunits 5/10
SensationFebruary-Aprilunits 8/14
Tommy AtkinsJanuary-beginning of Marchunits 6/12
Van DijkEnd of January-Februaryunits 8/14
SPAIN  
SensationSeptember-end of December5 kg
SRILANKA  
Kartha kolombanJune-August2/5 kg
WillardJune-August 
ST.LUCIA  
GrahamApril-August4/7 kg
HadenApril-August 
IrwinApril-August 
JulieApril-August 
MangolongApril-August 
PaloulsApril-August 
Tommy AtkinsApril-August 
SUDAN  
TotapuriJuly-Novemberunits 9/12
THAILAND  
Khieo SawoelMarch-JuneVarious
NangMarch-June 
KlangwanMarch-June 
Nan DokmalMarch-June 
Thong Dam  
UGANDA  
KentNovember-February and May-July5,5 kg
Tommy AtkinsNovember-February and May-July 
THE UNITED STATES  
KeittOctober-January4 kg units 4/18
ParvinOctober-January 
Tommy AtkinsOctober-January 
VENEZUELA  
HadenFebruary-August4/5 kg units 8/14
KeittFebruary-August 
KentFebruary-August 
Tommy AtkinsFebruary-August 
ZIMBAWE  
KentDecember-MarchVarious
Tommy AtkinsDecember-March 

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (2001)
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