SEINTALONE mangoes (diamond solitaire mango) will be exported to South Korea by way of manufacturing the fruit into frozen sliced mango pieces and mango paste as well as selling whole fruits, according to the Thazin New Company which signed a contract with a Korean company to export the mangoes.
Currently, Seintalone are mainly exported to China at the moment. The MOIKO Company South Korea will purchase Seintalone mangoes at the end of May. Seintalone will be exported inside the cold-storage containers to South Korea via sea trade.
Seintalone will be exported to South Korea only until June because the businesses involved are not sure of the yield. As a result, there is no prescribed export volume of tonnes of mangoes in the contract. The export volume will be positively related to the supply, said an official from the Thazin New Company.
The townships mainly producing Seintalone are Kyaukse, Meikhtila and Yamethin. These townships were hit by gales and hailstorms which caused over 80 per cent of the Seintalone crop in those areas fail. Recovered mangoes will be manufactured into mango paste.