Kensington Pride

Description

This is the national mango of Australia and has been for many decades and is also known as the ‘Bowen’, after having been discovered in Bowen, Queensland.  Its origins are unclear but it is polyembryonic and has been planted from seed throughout the country as well as grafted. 

The fruit are ovate in shape and medium sized, averaging around a pound at maturity.  The flesh contains a limited amount of fiber, is yellow with a mild classic mango flavor.  They are yellow developing some light red blush on the top half of the fruit. 

The trees are moderately vigorous growers with spreading, open canopies.  Their production is eratic and they are susceptible to bacterial spot and botrysphaerial rot diseases.  Kensington Pride is a mid season mango, maturing from late-June to July.