Mango stalls pop up be­side roads

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - JU­DITH AISTHORPE

TUCK­ING into a juicy mango makes the build-up bear­able.

In the past week stalls have popped up on the side of the Stu­art High­way and McMil­lans Rd as the sea­son starts to get into full swing.

Kens­ing­ton Pride or as they are more com­monly known Bowen Man­goes are near­ing the peak of the sea­son and can be found in abun­dance at road­side stalls and the mar­kets. Lo­cal mango farm Mis­ter Mango have just be­gun their road side stall.

Ed­die Jenk­ins, 17, works on the fam­ily farm and said they had been sell­ing bucket loads of Kens­ing­ton man­goes.

“Sell­ing on the side of the road, we’re do­ing about 600-900kg a day and pick­ing 5000kg a day,” he said.

He said the man­goes they sold on the side of the road were the ex­cess ones left over from pack­ing.

He said in three or four weeks they would be at the peak of the mango sea­son for Kens­ing­ton Pride.

Oddly enough for a teenager who works with man­goes all day he said that he couldn’t ac­tu­ally bring him­self to eat them any more.

He put it down to over in­dulging in the fruit when he was younger.

Pic­ture: KA­T­RINA BRIDGEFORD

Ed­die Jenk­ins, 17, at his Mis­ter Mango stall on the Stu­art High­way

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