After a dry start to the summer, some producers have told Fresh Plaza that they have decided not to pursue any further mango exports this season. Tzaneen, for instance, would normally have had around 1000mm of rain by February; this year they were only at around 200mm and this complicates the post-harvest life of mangoes. Mango harvesting in Hoedspruit will be winding down in the next few weeks with Keitt, a high-yielding cultivar, and volumes will start decreasing on the market, leading to an expectation that these prices will hold until the end of the season. The last mango harvest in South Africa will start around the beginning of April. – Fresh Plaza

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