26 September 2023

Mango program produces new varieties

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The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has announced that commercial rights have been awarded for three new varieties of mangoes produced from the National Breeding Program.

The Manbulloo Group’s marketing, management and export company, Mango Road, has been selected to manage the launch of the new varieties.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner said Mango Road’s wealth of knowledge and experience positioned it to take the three new varieties forward.

“Commercialising these new varieties will mean mango lovers will have more choice when shopping and will also drive growth in business and employment opportunities in regional Queensland,” Mr Furner said.

Managing Director of Mango Road, Marie Piccone said the new varieties would be complements to its iconic Kensington Pride variety.

“The new varieties display characteristics such as higher productivity in some regions, earlier and later fruit maturity and harvest timing, and an attractive appearance and good shelf life,” Ms Piccone (pictured) said.

Mr Furner said the new varieties were developed during the National Mango Breeding Program to address the limitations of existing varieties.

“The three new varieties were chosen from 1.850 new hybrid lines developed since the program was established in 1994 and can truly be described as elite,” Mr Furner said.

“They have been through rigorous development and assessment processes so that consumers can be sure of their quality and we can be confident that they will add to our reputation for producing safe and delicious food.”

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