The Ghanaian communities that grow mangoes prepare to harvest as April approaches.
Mango fruit is referred to as Mangifera Indica. The stone fruit is gotten from numerous species of tropical trees. It belongs to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, harvested mostly for its edible fruit. Wild mangoes are a great source of vitamins. Mangifera belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae. India and China produce mangoes in large quantities.
In Ghana, mangoes grow well just like it does in other parts of the world. Some of the known areas are Somanya in the Eastern Region of Ghana and Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region.
The first season begins late March through to April and sometimes early parts of May. The second season is from December through to early January. Settlers of these communities prepare for harvest. The mango season in the suburbs of these mentioned towns is the business seasons. This is the time where local mango farmers make money.
These seasons are busy just like cocoa seasons in the Western Region of Ghana. Buyers are ready to convey the fruits once harvesting starts.
The disadvantage of mango production in Ghana has always been the unavailability of the storage facility. Mostly mangoes get rotten in the markets and dumped.