Pune, 9th May 2022: In the last phase of the season, Hapus/Alphonso has become available to the general public. Last week, the price of a dozen mangoes ranged from Rs 900 to Rs 1,200. After Akshaya Tritiya, the production of mangoes has increased and the prices have declined.
This year, climate change has had a major impact on Hapus mangoes in Konkan area of Maharashtra. Hapus/Alphonso started arriving in the market in the last week of February. Then in March, the selling of the mango was reported to be on a regular basis.
“Hapus/Alphonso prices were very high in the first phase of the season. And the sale of the mango was not happening as expected. Therefore, the prices of mangoes were not within the reach of common people,” said Karan Jadhav, a mango trader at Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard.
He further added, “The demand for mangoes increased during Akshay Tritiya. Between May 1 and May 3, a total of 25,000 to 30,000 boxes of Hapus/Alphonso arrived in the market yard from Konkan. Akshay Tritiya had seen an increase in the demand for mango. However, due to high demand, mango prices go up. Then on Sunday (May 8) 10,000-15,000 boxes of Hapus/Alphonso arrived from Konkan in the fruit market at Market Yard. Prices declined due to an increase in mango imports. Prices of a dozen mangoes range from Rs 400 to Rs 800 in the retail market.”
Jadhav said that the price of a box has gone down by Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200.
Prices of mangoes
Raw hapus/alphonso (four to six dozen boxes): Rs 800 to 1200
Ripe hapus/alphonso (four to six dozen boxes): Rs 1800 to 2000
Raw hapus/alphonso (five to ten dozen boxes): Rs 1800 to 2200
Ripe hapus/alphonso (five to ten dozen boxes): Rs 2200 to 3000
“The supply of Hapus/Alphonso Mango in the market has increased. With the reduction in prices, the common man will now be able to taste Hapus/Alphonso. There is a period of ten to fifteen days left till the end of the season. Mango prices will remain unchanged during this period,” informed Aniruddha Bhosale, Mango Trader, President, Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard Adate Association