The United States has few regions where mangoes can be grown outside of greenhouses. They are mainly found in Florida, but the constant threat of hurricanes and aggressive real estate development limit the production of this crop, opening the door to mango suppliers from other countries. As March approaches, the weather gets warmer and spring fruits are also on the market. The fragrant and sweet mango has become a favorite of many citizens.
Recently, the price of mangoes has “kept customers away”. In this regard, experts have said that the reason for the high price of mangoes this year is due to the pandemic and climate affecting the fruit-producing area. Prices are expected to drop by the end of the month. The high cost of mangoes is expected to decrease by the end of the month due to the pandemic and climate.
Compared to last year, prices have been 48% higher. According to consumer tests conducted in stores by the National Mango Board (NMB) and the University of California at Davis, acceptance of ripe green mangoes is 39%, while ripe and ready-to-eat mangoes is 87%. The processed mango segment has seen positive figures in recent years and consumers are also demanding organic mangoes. As for why mango prices have increased this year, some experts say that mangoes are tropical fruits, mainly produced in Vietnam and Hainan.