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.


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

  • 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).

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

  • Establishing a healthy and productive orchard requires planning and preparation. You must first select a mango variety and then its propagation method.

  • Mango fruit produced in the Perth area is seasonally the latest in Australia and receives high prices in WA and interstate.