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Six months Later...The National mango Board (NMB) refuses to address the critical issues that the mango industry faces in the USA market. Throwing more money at a flawed product will not make it more appealing to the USA consumer.

This week, the NMB has choosen to ignore the IMO in our own backyard....

Board Meeting
September 2011

The NMB’s next board meeting will take place in La Quinta, CA. The meeting is scheduled for September 12th – 14th at the La Quinta Resort located 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253, telephone 760-564-4111.

Outreach Meeting in Los Angeles, CA

September 15, 2011

NMB will hold an outreach meeting in Los Angeles, CA. NMB leaders and staff will present updates on activities involving ongoing research and promotion projects and will handle questions immediately following the presentation. The outreach meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September15th at the Los Angeles Downtown Marriott Hotel located at 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, phone: 213-617-1133. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Marilda Peele at NMB by calling 407-629-7318, ext. 106 or via email at

The National Mango Board (NMB) chooses to pat themselves on the back for collosal failures in promotion and crop projections suffered in 2011.

Rather than address the issues at this critical juncture for the mango industry, the NMB  chooses to "whistle in the dark".

The dynamics of the mango world are changing and the NMB is watching idly as the proverbial "train leaves the station."

The IMO on the other hand has sent countless offers to the NMB for proposals to streamline the industry and address the changing dynamic in the mango industry.

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is not a recommended approach for the NMB.

The NMB has sat by and done absolutely nothing to address the Fruit Fly issues and how to get out of the vicious cycle that Hot Water Treatment has created to stall new sales of mango in the USA market.

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While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…