With the mango season officially launching on Thursday at the annual Brisbane Produce Market Mango Auction, the first tray of mangoes sold for $20,000. As always, all proceeds are going to charity; the annual first tray of mango auction has now raised $1 million for Queensland charities since its inception in 2002.
Brett Kelly, CEO of Australian Mangoes: “After a year of dreary weather and negative news, Australians can look forward to tasting the sunshine with the sweet tropical flavour of Australian mangoes. The excellent growing conditions over the recent months has meant we are harvesting an abundance of fruit in prime condition. We can't wait to share these with Aussies to slice, dice and devour all the delicious, juicy goodness of our Australian mangoes.”
Consumers can expect to see on the shelves are the Kensington Pride mango from October.