My pick for 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 not eased back yet. At this stage the fruit is still all or at least mostly from Darwin , that beautiful Katherine fruit from a little further south is yet to come. The Darwin fruit is ripe and gorgeous eating and the growers are working furiously to strip this fruit off before the seasonal rains start which could be any day now which destroys any remaining fruit. So it will be feast of mangoes over the next fortnight or three weeks, enjoy them at their best
HOW TO PICK
Use your nose - look for a fragrant tropical fruity aroma. Ripe mangoes should 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 sun at room temperature for a few days until ripe. Once ripe, a mango should last in your fruit bowl for a few days. Never refrigerate unripe mangoes and don't store them in plastic bags as they need to breathe.