My pick for the week is definitely Northern Territory Kensington Pride mangoes. To me, these KPs are the best eating mango of the year. It has been a very good season so far however, the season is running a little later than normal so prices have been somewhat stronger than usual for the October long weekend. We have large quantities of fruit now coming from Darwin and surrounding areas then towards the end of next week we have a gap before we commence the Katherine fruit - arguably the best fruit of the year. Look forward to beautiful eating fruit over the next few weeks.
With the warmer weather coming later in the week, it’s time to think about purchasing a tray. They are not down to the magic $20.00 ticket just yet but still represent great value. There are other mangoes that look better than KPs but to me, these are what we love to eat. It's a soft mango with golden flesh and they will be in full swing from now through to mid-January. They then continue until late March but in far lesser quantities.
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.