KENSINGTON PRIDE MANGOES
WHY KENSINGTON PRIDE MANGOES ARE SO SPECIAL
And why Aussies can't get enough!
There's a reason that Kensington Pride mangoes are Australia's favourite variety. It could be the flavour profile that is like no other, or the juiciness of that golden flesh, but put simply we think it comes down to one word: delicousness.
Kensington Pride Mangoes get their distinctive reddish-pink blush from the Northern Australian sunshine, which changes the colouring and intensifies the sweet, juicy flavour.
In our humble opinion Kensington Pride mangoes are simply the most delicious, offering a moment of pure indulgence as you bite into their juicy golden flesh. You can really taste the difference.
So whether you love to eat Kensington Pride mangoes on their own, add slices to salad, or to elevate your morning smoothie, be sure to look out for Aussie-grown Kensington Pride mangoes at your local supermarket over the coming months - we're sure you will agree they're the most delicious mangoes going around!
WHERE KENSINGTON PRIDE MANGOES ARE GROWN
Hint: It's warm up here!
Kensington Pride mangoes are grown by farming families throughout Australia's tropical north. The Kensington Pride mango season begins in Darwin (NT) each year, bringing with it a taste of summer long before the beach umbrellas go up. The season then continues in the Katherine (NT) and Kununurra (WA) regions, then on to Queensland's Townsville, Cairns, and Mareeba, before heading south to Bowen.
The ideal growing conditions and geographical spread of growing regions means that Kensington Pride mangoes are in abundant supply and excellent quality from early September through until December. They're like a Christmas present that lasts four months.
Click below to find out more about the legends that grow Kensington Pride mangoes.
KENSINGTON PRIDE MANGOES AND BOWEN MANGOES ARE THE SAME VARIETY
Yep. You learn something new every day!
So WHAT is a Kensington Pride mango? Delicious, obviously, but they’re also commonly referred to as the ‘Bowen mango’… plot twist, Bowen mangoes and Kensington Pride mangoes are the same variety.
Kensington Pride is sometimes referred to as the ‘Bowen' or 'Bowen Special' mango after the region of Queensland in which the variety was first discovered and popularised.
Bowen was known for horse trading in the late 1800s. Traders from India were known to arrive in Bowen with mangoes and spices, which they would give to prominent locals as gifts.
It’s believed that the Kensington Pride variety originated from one such gift, crossed with another unknown variety. It was named 'Kensington Pride' after the Bowen property where it was discovered.
The Kensington Pride grew rapidly in popularity thanks to its distinctive sweet mango flavour, and deliciously juicy, golden flesh.