We grow a number of varieties at Rocky Creek Orchards including Kensington Pride, Keitt, R2E2, Carabao and Maha Chanook. The majority of our mango orchards are located at our Dimbulah and Mutchilba farms. Mangoes thrive in the tropical heat of these rural communities, hence why we can grow anything from the popular summertime treat of a Kensington Pride, to the exotic Maha Chanook.
Australian mangoes have excellent health benefits including:
• Rich in prebiotic dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compound
• A rich source of vitamin A
• Contains 168mg potassium per 100g of mango flesh1
Kensington Pride is known around the world as the Australian mango. It is also known locally as the Bowen mango or simply “KP”. This mango is sweet and tangy and has a rich and juicy flesh. When ripe, the flesh is vibrant yellow.
Ripening cues: Strong mango aroma and slightly soft to touch
Kensington Pride mango season: November to January
A milder flavoured mango, yet still sweet. This mango is firm, medium to large with green skin and a pink-red blush. Inside, the flesh is yellow-orange.
Ripening cues: Gives slightly to gentle pressure
Keitt mango season: January to March
The R2E2 is a large, sweet and refreshing mango with a firm yellow flesh. The skin is orange with a red blush.
Ripening cues: Look for a slight give when applying gentle pressure
R2E2 mango season: November to January
Also known as the Philippine mango, it is reputed for its sweetness and exotic taste.
Ripening cues: Bright yellow fruit tinged with green, the flesh is yellow in colour and soft to eat
Carabao mango season: December
Also known as Sunset or the Rainbow mango, this variety is unusually long with a paper thin seed. Maha Chanook originates out of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This mango is sweet and juicy in flavour with a small, flattish seed and a softer, fibreless flesh.
Ripening cues: The Maha Chanook will turn yellow-orange with a pink blush
Maha Chanook mango season: December
Varieties of mango grown at RCO
Grams is the average weight of an R2E2
Fruit puns make a mango crazy
Rocky Creek Orchards specialise in growing premium horticultural produce. From a diverse range of crops, we supply domestic and international customers with 100% Australian grown fresh produce all year round. Family owned and hand-picked, Rocky Creek Orchards have set the standard for tropical horticultural produce through our commitment to quality, authenticity and social responsbility.
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