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4 August, 2022

New mangoes set to grow

MANGO lovers will soon enjoy more choice after the Queensland Government awarded commercial rights to three new varieties of the distinctive fruit to Australia’s largest grower of Kensington Pride mangoes.


New mangoes set to grow

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the Manbulloo Group’s marketing, management and export company, Mango Road, had been selected to manage the launch of the new varieties. 

“Mango Road’s proven and unrivalled track record in all aspects of the mango supply chain make them a standout choice to commercialise the new varieties,” Mr Furner said. 

“Their wealth of knowledge and experience in product development, growing, harvesting, quality management, packing, branding, marketing, supply chain management, export and ongoing research and development, perfectly positions them to take these three excellent mango varieties forward.” 

Mango Road Managing Director Marie Piccone said the new varieties (NMBP-1201, NMBP-1243 and NMBP-4069) would complement the iconic Kensington Pride variety. 

“Kensington Pride is Australia’s favourite mango variety, and its delicious flavour will be expanded as Kensington Pride is a parent of all three varieties,” Ms Piccone said. 

“The new varieties display characteristics such as higher productivity in some regions, earlier and later fruit maturity and harvest timing, and an attractive appearance and good shelf life. 

“Their flavour profiles are similar to Kensington Pride, providing an eating experience so loved by consumers in Australia and globally. 

“Mango Road is excited to commercialise the new varieties which showcase our commitment to delivering the next generation of mango varieties to delight consumers and sustain profitability for growers.”

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