Mangoes

Mangoes are now one of the major horticultural crops in Australia. Delicious mangoes can be harvested from September through to April in Western Australia due to the wide range of climates.

Kununurra produces the first of the season followed by Broome, Carnarvon and then Gingin. New varieties from the National Mango Breeding Program, in which the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia has been an important partner, will assist in lengthening the mango season and increase yields.

Mangoes can be grown around Perth, but careful management is necessary as they are susceptible to frost and Pseudomonas, a bacterial disease.

Articles

  • Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.

  • The underlying principle of organic crop production is "healthy plants grow from healthy soil". It is a whole system approach and as far as practical a closed system.

  • Mangoes are grown commercially in Western Australia from Kununurra in the north to Gingin in the south. They can be grown further south, but mostly for home consumption.

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-4069 is a hybrid cross from parents Van Dyke and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-1243 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP).

    NMBP-1201 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was initiated in 1994 between four state, territory and federal agricultural organisations.

  • Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.

  • Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.

  • Establishing a healthy, productive orchard requires planning and preparation.