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MEET THE GROWERS

MEET THE GROWERS
BEHIND KENSINGTON PRIDE MANGOES

MARIE PICCONE
FROM MANBULLOO MANGOES

​When Manbulloo Managing Director Marie Piccone is asked why out of hundreds of varieties of mangoes available, she chooses to grow Kensington Pride, she simply answers “because they’re the best”. 

Manbulloo has seven farms spanning throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory and is Australia's largest grower of Kensington Pride mangoes. Manbulloo feels a great responsibility to deliver the absolute best possible quality Kensington Pride mangoes to Aussies every season. 

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MATT PALISE
FROM RED RICH FRUITS

Sweet and juicy Kensington Pride mangoes are a favourite with Matt's family, so when he saw an opportunity to bring Australia's favourite mango to shoppers as early as August, he jumped at the chance!

Red Rich Fruits has four mango farms near Darwin in the Northern Territory, producing exceptional quality early season Kensington Pride mangoes. 

They also work with a number of Australia's best mango growers - from Townsville to Mareeba - to supply Kensington Pride mangoes throughout Australian mango season. 

redrichfruits.com.au

ALVISE BRAZZALE
FROM BRAZZALE MANGO MAREEBA

Alivse Brazzale took over the family farm in Mutchilba, a 90-minute drive inland from Cairns, from his parents, who moved here from Italy after World War Two. Originally growing tobacco, Alvise and his father decided to diversify in the late ‘70s when the government instituted a buyback scheme, capitalising on well-established mango trees on the property.

There are now more than 1000 flowering mango trees including Kensington Pride Mangoes across Alvise’s 70-hectare mango farm.

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JAN VAN NIEKERK
FROM JPK FARMING

A former helicopter and fixed wing pilot from South Africa, Jan migrated to Australia in 2014 before buying his first mango farm in FNQ in 2018

JPK Farming now produces a range of mangoes including Kensington Pride mangoes on over 110 hectares of mango farms in Mutchilba near Mareeba.

Jan loves being a Kensington Pride mango grower because he enjoys the challenge. "I came to Australia in 2014, planted mango trees and fell in love with it... To get a good Kensington Pride mango on the tree takes a lot of effort, a lot of attention… I love the challenge around it. Farming is all about planning so I try to stick to a good plan."

 

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