Peru’s mango export season may reach 80,000 Metric Tons

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Peruvian mango exports are expected to reach 80,000 metric tons (MT) in the 2009-2010 season if the current climate trends continue, said the Peruvian Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM).

The APEM explained that this year’s weather conditions are favorable for the cultivation of Kent, Tommy A. and Haden mango varieties in the departments of Piura, Lambayeque and Ancash (Casma), respectively.

The weather conditions’ positive effect during May, June, July, August and September has been reflected in multiple blooms on almost all the mango varieties.

Due to the presence of two and even three blooming seasons well marked in Piura and, to a lesser extent, in the departments of Lambayeque and Ancash, we expect a longer harvest period from the second week of November until the second week of March, said the magazine AgroNegociosPerú.

In September, export-oriented mango plantations in San Lorenzo had a 17.66 percent blooming, presenting a 43.70 percent of fruit curd and a 34.01 percent of fruit filling, with a flower coverage of 95.36 percent.

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