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AUSTRALIA : A range of mango varieties now available to consumers as season heats up

ABC Rural By Matt Brann



Updated yesterday at 4:28pmThu 16 Oct 2014, 4:28pm




PHOTO: Mangoes from Pine Creek, NT, for sale in a major supermarket (Supplied)



RELATED STORY: NT mango crop forecast drops
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RELATED STORY: More mangoes for markets



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The mango harvest in the Northern Territory is heating up and consumers now have access to a range of varieties with farms now picking R2E2s, Calypso and Kensington Prides.






About 55,000 trays were trucked out of the Darwin region last week.




Boyd Arthur, from the Australian Mango Industry Association, says 55,000 trays in a week is a 'trickle' and the season will really ramp up in the next couple of weeks.




"When we start hitting our peak, which we're expecting to do in the next few weeks, we'll be looking at trucking up to 500,000 trays a week out of the No…

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How many square miles did the 2014 Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, or dead zone, measure?



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Find out more in our latest Ocean Today video -


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