Mango Crop report 2021- Alphonso and Totapuri – ABC Fruits

  • May 17, 2021
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Importance of Mango crop in the Indian context 

Mango is the national fruit of India, imbibed in the Indian traditions and culture. India is the world’s largest producer of mango crop. India had produced 21.8 million metric tons of mango crops in the year (2017-2018), contributing to 40% of the world’s total production. Harvesting and post-harvest handling of mangoes in India result in 9.16% wastage (CIPHET:2015).

The harvesting season for India’s king of fruits is staggered through the country’s major producing areas that include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Bihar. While the southern states start supplying mango to the domestic markets from the end of March, northern and eastern states see peak harvesting in June. The extended monsoon in 2020 and a general change in weather patterns harmed the production of Alphonso and other mango varieties in Maharashtra’s Konkan region. As a result, mango crop production in India 2021 in the region was expected to be 30-40% lower than the previous years, and deliveries were likely to be delayed until late April or early may rather than mid-March arrivals. Mango production in Gujarat is expected to be better this year with a high percentage of flowering. However, mango arrivals in 2021 are delayed in most parts of the country. 

Mango crop report 2021

Alphonso mango production in India 2021

Crop condition in Tamil Nadu (Krishnagiri and Dindigul) and Karnataka (Mysore, Channapatna, and Bangalore belt)

In Tamilnadu, the crop availability is low due to less flowering. This year, the fruit size is good in all growing regions due to sufficient rainfall last month. The rainfall in the upcoming weeks will not change the crop scenario, since the Alphonso mangoes have already reached the harvesting stage. The harvesting will take place from the 1st week of May and end last week. Due to the shortfall of AMP last year, processors are not going to wait for the prices to fall. Due to the high fruit prices last season, the farmers have increased the plantation areas. 

Weather status in Krishnagiri and Dindigul

The present temperature lasts between 31 deg C to 35 deg C during the daytime and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The forecast temperature for the next 15 days is expected to be 33 deg C to 40 deg C during the day and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night.

Weather status in Karnataka

The present temperature lasts between27 deg C to 32 deg C during the daytime and 22 deg C to 24 deg C during the night. The forecast temperature for the next 15 days is expected to be 32 deg C to 38 deg C during the day and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The rain forecast is up to 60%.

Yield: The overall crop size and availability are similar to last year due to the untimely rains during flowering and lower fruit setting. 

Price: The fruit price is expected to be the same as last year. 

Quality: This year, Alphonso mango pulp is expected to have a lower brix because of the rainfall during harvesting. The color and flavor of the product are good. 

Totapuri Mango Production in India 2021

Crop condition in Tamil Nadu (Krishnagiri and Dindigul) and Andhra Pradesh (Chittoor, Srinivaspur, Vijayawada)

The size of the totapuri mangoes is good in all regions due to the good rainfall last month. The yield is less in Tamil Nadu due to the less flowering and dry spell in December and January. Kodur and Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh has a better crop than last year due to timely rainfall and favorable weather conditions. The rainfall in upcoming weeks will increase the size and reduce the brix of the fruit. The crop is delayed due to the late flowering. The first flowering crop harvest is expected in the first week of June and the 2nd and 3rd will be done on the 3rd and 4th week of July. The Harvest will end in late July. 

Weather status in Krishnagiri and Dindigul

The present temperature lasts between 31 deg C to 35 deg C during the daytime and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The forecast temperature for the next 15 days is expected to be 33 deg C to 40 deg C during the day and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The rain forecast is up to 60%. 

Weather status in Chittoor, Vijayawada, and Srinivaspur

The present temperature lasts between 32 deg C to 37 deg C during the daytime and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The forecast temperature for the next 15 days is expected to be 33 deg C to 40 deg C during the day and 24 deg C to 26 deg C during the night. The rain forecast is up to 60%. 

Yield: The overall crop size is expected to increase by 5-10% compared to last year due to good rainfall in the mango-growing regions.

Price: The fruit price is expected to be 5-10% lower than last year due to better crop yield. 

Quality: This year, Totapuri mango pulp is expected to have a lower brix because of the good rainfall last month. The color and flavor of the product are expected to be good.