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Kensington Pride Mango

The Kensington Pride mango, also known as the Bowen mango, was first grown in Bowen, Queensland.
It is an oval medium to large sized mango with yellowish-green skin that develops a red blush as it ripens.
The Kensington mango, with its unique blend of sweet, tangy, and juicy flesh, stands out as one of the most delectable mango varieties, piquing the interest of any fruit enthusiast.

The Kensington tree is vigorous and relatively easy to grow in tropical and subtropical climates, requiring warm temperatures and well-drained soil.
The Kensington Pride mango, with its exceptional flavor, has garnered a global following, bringing shared enjoyment to both local Australians and mango lovers worldwide.

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Position

Mango trees need full sun to thrive and produce abundant fruit. They should be planted where they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

Soil: The mango tree prefers well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Sandy loam or loamy soils are ideal. The soil’s pH level should ideally be between 5.5 and 7.5 for optimal growth. Add at least one bag of acid compost to your soil mix.

 Size

This mango tree grows to a height of about 4 to 9 mts with a spread of 4 mts, depending on their growing conditions. However, you can prune it in summer and again in winter to prevent it from becoming too big for your space. You can also stake the branches horizontally to the ground.

Water:

Young mango trees require regular watering to establish a strong root system. Once established, they are moderately drought-tolerant but still need regular watering, especially during dry periods, flowering, and fruiting.

Fertilising:

Fertilise the mango tree regularly with a balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. Apply our all plant fertiliser three times a year: in early spring, late spring, and mid-summer. Apply one teaspoon every 4-5 months of our berry and fruit slow release fertiliser. 

Mulch

Use from 2 to 5 centimetres of pine bark mulch to protect the roots from UV damage and drying out. It retains moisture, and maintains an optimal pH. Do not let the mulch touch the plant stem, as it may cause infection or rot.

Pruning:

Prune the mango tree annually during the dry season to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and promote air circulation within the canopy.

Pest and Disease Control:

Mango trees common pests such as mango fruit fly and mango scale. Use appropriate insecticides or organic pest control methods as needed. Diseases such as anthracnose and powdery mildew can affect mango trees; ensure good air circulation, proper irrigation practices, and fungicide treatments if necessary. We recommend Effective Microorganismto prevent the spread of these pests and diseases. It is organic and more affordable than most other products.

Harvesting the fruits of your labor is a rewarding experience.

Kensington Pride mangoes typically ripen from late spring to early summer, depending on the climate. The mangoes should be harvested when they are fully mature but still firm. They will continue to ripen off the tree. Use pruning shears to cut the stem close to the fruit, and enjoy the sweet taste of success.

By following these growing guidelines, you can help ensure a healthy Kensington Pride mango tree that produces delicious fruit season after season.

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