Mango stalls pop up beside roads
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.
Eddie Jenkins, 17, at his Mister Mango stall on the Stuart Highway