The first Ecuadorian mangoes to be marketed by Kingston Fresh were expected to ship in the first half of October.

Demand should be strong at the beginning of the deal, Ken Nabal, president of Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Kingston Fresh, said in a news release.

“Although volume will be light to start, it will be much anticipated to help fill a supply void left from reduced mango volumes from Brazil,” Nabal said.

The quality of early-season fruit should be excellent, and sizes should peak on 10s and 12s, Nabal said. Kingston Fresh expects to bring in similar volumes as last season.

The Ecuadorian deal is expected to peak for Kingston Fresh from mid-November to mid-December.