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On the Land

13 January, 2022

Last weeks of KP Mango comp

ENTRIES continue to come in for The Express Newspaper’s Kensington Pride Mango Competition, but none have yet beaten the current leader, Sam Gambino’s specimen weighing 1.244kg.


This week, Walkamin grower Guy Everett Devlin threw his hat into the ring, with a mango weighing 1.05kg (pictured). 

Prizes remain up for grabs, with the competition open until 31 January and many growers still to enter due to the lateness of the season. 

To date, the Gambino mango is at the top of the ladder, followed by Western Hilditch’s entries of 1.135kg and 1.018kg. 

If you have a mango tree and wish to enter your largest KP, bring it in to The Express office at 186 Byrnes Street to be weighed and tasted by Managing Director Carl Portella. 

All mangos must be of the Kensington Pride variety. First place in the competition will take home $500, with second place to receive $300 and third place $200, courtesy of major sponsors Lindsay Rural and FNQ Growers. 

With plenty of time left and some great cash prizes on offer, as well as the “title” of having the biggest KP in the district, there’s no excuse for not entering your mango.

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