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27 November, 2023

Mango comp is on again

Attention all mango growers – it's that time of the year to showcase your finest mangoes as the annual The Express and FNQ Growers Kensington Pride (KP) Mango Competition kicks off this week.


FNQ Growers chair Joe Moro is keen for this year’s mango competition.
FNQ Growers chair Joe Moro is keen for this year’s mango competition.

Whether you're a seasoned farmer, a casual grower, or a first timer, this competition is open to everyone, offering a $500 prize for the grower of the largest KP mango.

In last year’s competition, we saw Steve Gould secure the victory, with a “whopper” entry of 1.840kg. 

Second place will be honoured with a $300 prize, while the third-place winner will receive $200, thanks to Lindsay Transport and Lindsay Rural.

FNQ Growers president Joe Moro said the competition was one of the many things at Christmas time that brings joy to the community.

“People get excited reading who has the biggest mango each week and finding out who is entering,” he said.

“Mangoes are a very special fruit and a lot of people feel like it symbolised what it means to be a Queenslander.”

To enter, drop your mango off at The Express office at 186 Byrnes Street Mareeba or to Mr Moro alongside a photo of the mango on scales. 

All entries will be inspected and consumed by the director. Entries close 31 January, 2024.

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