Australia mangoes are grown in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. Production starts in the Northern Territory and Western Australia in September, followed by Queensland’s dry tropical regions (Townsville, Burdekin/Bowen) in mid-November, Mareeba/Dimbulah in early December, Central Queensland in late December, and South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales in January.
Products and Varieties
Australian mango varieties throughout the season are: Kensington Pride: a soft medium-sized (300g–600g) mango with golden flesh with a sweet, tangy flavour and a rich orange skin tinged with a pink or red blush. The most popular variety grown in the sub-tropical and tropical regions of Australia. Available from late September to March.
Calypso®: has a particularly firm fibreless flesh with a full, sweet flavour and a very small seed. This mango has a smooth yellow orange skin with beautiful pink blush. Its firm flesh is particularly well-suited for use in salads and cooking. Available from October to March.
R2E2: a large (600g–1kg) round mango with firm lemon-yellow flesh which has a sweet, mild flavour and deep orange skin tinged with an orange-red blush. Due to its long shelf life, the R2E2 is much sought after in export markets. Available from November to February.
Honey Gold: has firm, juicy flesh with a rich, sweet flavour and a brilliant golden apricot-yellow colour. Widely-spread, grown in all but one mainland state in Australia. Its firm fibreless flesh makes the Honey Gold the perfect choice for salads and smoothies, and to eat on its own, fresh or frozen, as there are no mango fibres to get stuck between your teeth. Available from November to March.
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