Australian Mango Varieties; With the Northern Beaches, Sydney, Berry Man.

The Berry Man is an Australian, family-owned business that wholesales top-quality frozen berries, frozen acai berries, fruits and purees. The Berry Man operates out of Brookevale in Sydney’s northern beaches and has distribution throughout metro Sydney. We are also happy for customers to come in and pick up stock.

Quality products and quality service are what we stand by, and with all of our berries, we tell you what you need to know to make the decision that’s right for your business. From packaging considerations to nutritional values and country of origin - we make sure you get the information you need.

Our Frozen Mango is sourced from Queensland and the Northern Territory of Australia and is predominantly Kensington Pride, considered the best variety because of its soft golden flesh with sweet flavour and strong mango aromatics.

Our distribution is throughout Sydney plus most major cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra etc.

Kensington Pride (also known as the Bowen)

Flavour: Sweet and tangy

Texture: Rich juicy flesh

Colour: Yellow to orange skin tinged with a pretty pink blush. Vibrant yellow flesh.

Size: Medium

Ripening Cues: A strong mango aroma and slightly soft to touch

Peak Availability: September – February

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The process is simply to remove the skin - the fleshy cheeks are sliced off the seed, then frozen. Australian mangos are high in antioxidants, and are a rich source of fibre and are packed with Vitamins A and C.

For many Australians, the mango is the taste of summer. As a versatile tropical fruit, the mango brings an instant flavour and colour hit to every dish, whether it be a salad, curry or tasty snack such as this Mango, lime and chilli salt recipe from Gourmet Traveller.

Australia produces approximately 45,000 tonnes of mangoes a year with the Sunshine State (QLD) taking the mantle of top producer at 72% of the total market. The potential for growth, however, has seen regions such as the NT increase their production dramatically, with NT now accounting for 23% of production. Currently 90% of the commercial crop in Australia is Kensington Pride, though new varieties such as Calypso™, R2E2 and Honey Gold™ are increasing in popularity amongst growers and consumers.

To make the most of this delicious fruit, here's a summery cocktail you can easily make at home!

Mango Mojitos

Ingredients:
  • Mangoes
  • Lime
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ice
  • Vodka
  • Soda Water
  • Toothpicks
  • Sugar Syrup: Combine ½ cup white sugar and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and simmer for 7 minutes. Cool before using.
Method:
  • For each glass, muddle 3 lime wedges, 6-8 mint leaves and a few chunks of mango. Add crushed ice, a shot of Vodka, sugar syrup to taste and top with Soda Water or Orange and Mango Sparkling Mineral Water.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and a few thin slices of mango. Decorate each glass with a curled strip of mango cheek and a slice of lime speared with a toothpick.
  • Now your delicious drink is ready to enjoy.
  • How to grow your own mango tree at home!

    Check with your local nursery to find out which ones grow best in your area. Trees are mostly sold as grafted saplings but some varieties can be grown from the seed. Mango seeds usually take around eight years to produce fruit while grafted saplings take three to five.

    Climate

    Mangoes prefer tropical and subtropical climates with humid, hot summers and cool, dry, frost-free winters

    Aspect

    Choose an open, sunny position, sheltered from strong winds. If you’re growing a mango tree in cooler climate, plant your tree need a north-facing brick wall to utilise the heat radiating off it.

    Soli

    Mango trees will grow in almost any soil whether sandy, loam or clay, but they require good depth and drainage.

    Planting

    You can plant mango trees year-round, but the best time to plant a mango tree is in autumn. Start by digging a hole and incorporating added organic matter such as compost or rotted cow manure. After planting the sapling to the same depth as its original container, form a mound around it to improve drainage and encourage establishment. Water it well and mulch with hay.

    “Many mango trees grow quite large (10 metres tall or more) so it is important to consider their sheer size when deciding where to plant it within your backyard,” Yates Horticulture Consultant Angie Thomas says.

    Water

    While your mango tree is young it will require regular watering, depending on its growth and your climate. Start by watering it every other day before gradually increasing the time between irrigation to once or twice a week for the first year.

    It’s important to keep mango trees well-watered from spring to autumn but water sparingly in late winter, before the onset of flowering. Established trees don’t require much watering.

    Historical Facts about Mangoes:

    History tells us some very interesting facts about mangoes. Fossil evidence shows us where and how long ago the first mango was found and where it was first cultivated, while historical reports tell the story of how it spread to other parts of the world.

    Where was the first mango found?

    The history of mango began thousands of years ago on the Indian subcontinent where, according to legend, the Buddha was presented with a mango grove so he could rest in the shade. Legend aside, fossil evidence indicates that the mango made its first appearance 25 to 30 million years ago in northeast India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. In these areas mangoes have been grown for more than 4000 years and it was probably here, on the Indian subcontinent, that mangoes were first cultivated for domestic use.

    How did mango spread to other countries?

    According to historical reports, mango plants were taken on voyages to Malaya and eastern Asia by Buddhist monks as early as the 4th and 5th centuries BC. Throughout the ages the mango gained popularity and by the tenth century AD Persian traders had taken it to the Middle East and East Africa. With the arrival of the Portuguese in India in the 15th century, it was later spread to South America, the Philippines and to West Africa. By the 1800s, the mango had found its way to Australia where it has been grown ever since. At the present day, mangoes are being cultivated commercially throughout tropical and subtropical areas of Australia and the rest of the world.

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