I called Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights this morning and the outlook is grim. No exports of Indian mangoes are coming through. At best, the man I spoke to thought perhaps he might get one shipment, maybe two.
Blame unseasonal rains and a too-cold winter. Yields are way down and prices are very high.
"Dr Vivek Bhide, who exports the Alphonso to the US and Singapore, said that there had been only 10% of the normal yield."
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