“That means that the volume is probably going to go down a little bit, but it’s still very early to tell,” Kelly said.
The association has only produced a formal production estimate for one market so far this season, the Northern Territory, because mango producers in the Top End are the first to harvest.
Greg Browning, severe Weather Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology said this year had encountered a warm winter.
“Temperatures maximum and minimum have been around the degree of above the long-term average,” he told ABC.
Despite the challenges at the start of the mango season, growers said that the quality of the mangoes will not be compromised, even if the quantity falls short of expectations.
Subscribe to The Briefing, Australia’s fastest-growing news podcast on Listnr today. The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you. All in under 20 minutes.