My pick of the week is definitely Northern Territory Kensington Pride mangoes. To me Kensington Pride’s (KP’s) are the mango to eat and the territory is where they grow the best. The season is running late this year and so the price has been somewhat higher than usual for this late in October. That is about to change and in fact we are predicting that for weeks, in about 8 to 10 days time, a number of growing regions will all come at once instead of following each other as they traditionally would. So, for a short time there will be a massive oversupply. By this weekend our customers will be enjoying cheaper prices than we have had so far. Lots of other mangoes look better than KPs, but they don’t eat near as well. The KP is naturally soft with golden flesh and a very full bodied flavour. With plantings now all over Australia they will be plentiful until mid or late January. They will still be available through until late March but to a far lesser degree. When they are good - which is now, is by dollar the most popular fruit we sell.
HOW TO PICK
The best way to buy a mango is to simply use your nose and look for the fragrant tropical fruity aroma. Ripe mangoes would also have a full colour and will give slightly to the touch. Avoid very soft or bruised fruit.
HOW TO STORE
Unripe mangoes should be stored out of direct sunlight at room temperatures for a few days until ripe. Once ripe, a mango should last in your fruit bowl for at least two to three days. Never refrigerate unripe mangoes and do not store them in plastic bags as they would need to breathe.