We are all familiar with the Italian lemon liqueur, limoncello but have you ever heard of vodka made from Mangoes? Made 100% in Malaga, Mangocello is a new aperitif that is looking to dominate the exotic drinks market. Malaga is the only place in Europe where mangoes grow with Axarquia area alone boasting over 3,000 hectares of mango trees. …
With the summer come the thieves
As soon as the summer arrives in the Axarquia district, so do the well-organised gangs who pilfer the mango and avocado orchards of the local farmers. In the past two days alone, around 4,000 kilos of fruits have been stolen.
Tropical fruit production down by as much as 80%
The Spanish Association of Tropical Fruit Growers, which represents farmers in Málaga and Granada provinces, estimates that this year’s mango harvest could be as much as 80% down on last year and avocado production down by 60%.