(April 1) Mango exports from India to the U.S. are expected to increase 1,250% – from 160 tons last year to 2,000 tons in 2008 – The Economic Times has reported.

Shipments are expected to begin the first week of April, a month earlier than in 2007. India resumed mango exports to the U.S. last year after a 17-year hiatus because of phytosanitary issues.

Alphonso, kesar and banganpalli varieties will likely start the deal, followed by chausa and langra mangoes later in the season.