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Save the Mango! The disappearing Mexican mango

By Melissa Pitts

September 8, 2013 at 1:42pm MST

Global Post: It used to be easy to grow mangoes: the rains came every year, bees and other pollinators did their job, and soon the mangoes were ready to pick.

But this year a combination of heavy rains and extreme temperatures caused the mango flowers to bud too early. That, in turn, produced small seedless mangoes that are essentially worthless.

Over the past two years, the crop of Ataulfo mangoes (the gold-colored variety sold as “champagne” mangoes in the U.S.) has fallen 60 percent. Read rest of this entry here.