About 7000 ha of mangoes are grown in Queensland. The main production areas are in the Burdekin, Bundaberg and Mareeba regions. The main varieties grown are Kensington Pride and B74 (marketed under the registered trade mark CALYPSO®), R2E2 and Honey Gold® while Other varieties include Keitt, Kent, Palmer, Brooks, Keow Savoey and Nam Doc Mai, which are grown on a limited scale to extend the seasonal availability of mangoes or supply niche domestic and export markets.

Queensland produces approximately 40,000 tonnes of mangoes a year, about half of Australia’s total mango production. The main production areas in Queensland are Mareeba and Dimbulah (55%), Bowen and the Burdekin (33%) with central and south Queensland (11%) making up the balance. The gross value of production (at the farm gate) for all Queensland mangoes was estimated at $113 million for the 2017/18 season.

The Queensland mango harvest starts in North Queensland in late October and, in southern areas, ends in early April. Most Queensland mangoes are sold in the domestic markets of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Export markets are slowly increasing, with over 12% of the Queensland crop exported in 2017/18. Facilities within Queensland also process several thousand tonnes of mangoes into mango juice and a wide range of mango flavoured products each year.

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