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Thirty-five per cent drop in Malaga's mango harvest in 2019 due to natural flux

The mango harvest is at its peak in September and October.
The mango harvest is at its peak in September and October. / A. P.
  • Mangoes are grown mainly in the Axarquía area on the east side of the province

Malaga province's mango harvest officially finished last week with 23,645 tonnes of the sub tropical fruit being registered since the season began in August. Picking reaches a peak September and October.

The results are 35 per cent down on 2018 when a record 36,000 tonnes were collected.

According to growers' associations this was in part due to a natural flux in mango harvests in the province, meaning that yields are bigger and smaller in alternate years.

Low temperatures and other issues also contributed to the smaller harvest. The crop has tripled over the last decade.