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From: BJ (121.91.56.11)
Subject:         Re: Raw for 24 - Anyone?
Date: September 5, 2014 at 6:17 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Raw for 24 - Anyone? posted by siva on September 5, 2014 at 5:47 am:

Australia is a big country and most of mangoes that are grown are grown up north and shipped down south to where the people live - like Sydney and Melbourne.

In season they are anywhere from $1.50 to $3 each. If you buy by the case they work out around $1.50 - $2 each, give or take a few cents.

In the past all the mangoes were grown in Northern Queensland and the season was late December to February. About 20 or so years ago they planted mango trees in the Northern Territory and about 10 years ago we started getting mangoes in September to November as well, so now we have two mango seasons.
The season from the Northern Territory is just starting now.

Here in Sydney in season we have so many mangoes - unlimited supplies, but these days most of them are picked way way too early, probably ripened artificially and taste terrible. Most of the soil has probably been depleted, and between early picking and poor soil it's not too good for mangoes down south.

WE have so much fruit in Australia but it's all grown for profit and long shelf life, not for quality. The honeydew melons taste like cucumbers, same with the rockmelons. If you live in the tropics and can get good local fruit it's better, but here it's all about money. At least I agree with Harley on the poor quality of the fruit.


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