Given its climate and geographical location, Haiti has natural conditions to become one of the largest exporter of rare tropical fruits for which the country is known for, such as mangoes.Haiti has the largest and finest varieties of mangoes than any other country in the world; over 143 varieties. Mangoes make up the largest tree category in Haiti, over 10 millions. Despite being the largest mango exporter in the Caribbean, and, 16th worldwide, Haiti exports only about 10% of its annual crop, for the value of just $16 millions. Mango Francique, Mango Kòn and the purple flesh Mango Rosalie has the highest growth potential considering their high demand across the US market, especially in agglomerations with concentration of large Latin Americans population, such as Florida, New York and California.The mango export industry in Haiti has the potential to rise from about $16 million a year to as much as $100 million, generating benefits for hundreds of thousands of rural families and Haiti's fragile environment. Haiti's mango industry could become the largest in the world with significant investments in production, and training to improve farmers packaging method, since over 60% of Haitian mangoes are not fit for export due to bruising of the fruits caused by lack of adequate packaging.
Haiti is able to produce mangoes almost all year round in different regions of the island thanks to its diversity of micro-climates.Léogane: October - December
The Plaine de Cul de Sac: November - February
Arcahaie and Cabaret: January - March
In : Agriculture