MANGO PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA
In Australia mangoes are grown in four States between the latitudes of 12° and 39° S. Production starts in the Northern Territory and Kimberley regions in early October, followed by the Queensland Dry Tropics in mid November, Mareeba in early December, Central Queensland in late December, and South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales in early January. The total Australian production in the 1997/1998 season was 46,254 metric tons. Queensland produced 36,016 tons, Northern Territory, 7,700 tons, Western Australia, 2,392 tons, New South Wales 146 tons. Queensland is the largest producing state with the Dry Tropics and Mareeba districts producing the most fruit. 80% of the crop is produced as fresh produce and 20% is processed. Of the fresh fruit, 90% is sold on the Australian domestic market and 10% exported. The major export markets are Hong Kong (55%) and Singapore (27%). Production is made up of several cultivars, with “Kensington Pride” making up 80%, “R2E2” 8%, “Keitt” 8% and other varieties the rest.
Bally, Ian S.E., Johnson, P.R. and Kulkarni, V.J. (2000). MANGO PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Acta Hortic. 509, 59-68