Welcome Mango Season
Mango season is here and with that our most busiest time of the year! Here in Australia our mango season marks the start of summer and soon after follows Christmas.
Our mangoes are sourced from different growers around different regions across Australia. This is because the ripening of mangoes follow the wet season across our tropics. It’s a very short season from September to January each year. Starting in the Northern Territory, through the Top End then down the coast of Queensland to finish here in our Bundaberg region.
Each area has a 2 to 4 week window where mangoes ripen for harvest. This is why we source our mangoes from multiple Australian growers. During mango season our production facility will process over 2 million mangoes! That’s a lot of juicy ripe mangoes!
This is also where mangoes were first cultivated for domestic use. The evergreen plants then made their way upon voyages to Asia, Middle East and Africa. Followed by South America and the Philippines then finally to Australia in the 1800s. Now it is one of the most highly cultivated fruits around the world.
There are now over 500 types of cultivated mango worldwide. All in which vary in size, shape, taste, skin and flesh colour. They can be pale yellow, gold, green, red, orange or a mix. Many of the varieties will ripen in the different summers, and some may even give a double crop!
The Cycle Of The Mango
Once planted from a seed, it takes up to 8 years for a mango tree to produce fruit.
They produce most reliably in areas with a dry winter and spring. Followed by rainfall during summer and preferably dry conditions as the fruit matures.
The flowers grow in loose branching clusters and are pollinated by various insects including moths, butterflies, native flies, beetles, bees, ants and even the wind. The string like stems will grow at their ends two or more mangoes. After flowering begins, it takes 3 to 5 months for the fruit to ripen. They are best picked while the fruit is mature, but not quite ripe at about 100 days after flowering.
Mango trees can grow to around 30 to 40 meters! But pruning helps to keep the trees at manageable size and encourages good fruit production.
The trees can live for well over 100 years and can still produce fruit in the later years of their life cycle. The oldest living mango tree discovered is 500 years old and still produces fruit. Read more about it here in The New Indian Express
If you would like to plant your own Mango Tree from seed you can follow these few simple steps found here How To Grow A Mango Tree
Our Dried Mango
We source our mangoes from 25 growers, according to the progress of the current season. We then remove the skin and seed by hand, trim any remaining pieces, slice the mango using a machine for consistency, then lay out onto drying trays in single layers. Nothing is added and no preservatives, just as Mother Nature intended!
Our mango is preserved just as it would be if it was left out in the sun to dry, we have just speed up the process. We use heat and air in our dehydrating tunnels. The complete dried mango is unloaded and vacuum-sealed into packaging the next day to retain its flavour and freshness. And that’s it. We have refined our process so that we can offer you our customers the most convenient, tasty, healthy snack around.
Our Dried Mango Ready For Christmas
Our delicious dried mango is sought after around the world and is certainly our most popular product! Now Christmas is just around the corner and our 100% Australian Dried Mango is the perfect gift or addition to your celebrations. Christmas wouldn’t be the same with out summer Mango in the tropics.
Check out these great recipe idea for quick Mango Rum Balls or if you like a more healthy version you can try these Mango (No-Rum) Balls.
Mango Season Specials Have Arrived!
From now until the 19th Of December use CODE: MANGO SEASON to receive 10% OFF all our Gin Gin & Dry Gourmet Dried Fruit Products including our new season 100% Australian Dried Mango. Just enter the code at the checkout. Then you can DOUBLE UP YOUR DISCOUNT by using the code in conjunction with our website multi-buy discount. Meaning, if you order 5 of the same product, you will receive 10% OFF discount for those products. When you order 10 of the same product, you will receive 15% OFF discount for those products.
- 10% discount for 5 or more of the 1kg Mango packs PLUS 10% OFF when you use CODE: MANGO SEASON That’s a saving of 20% OFF!!
- 15% discount for 10 or more of the 1kg Mango packs PLUS 10% OFF when you use CODE: MANGO SEASON That’s a saving of 35% OFF!!
The website will automatically calculate the discount for you, all you need to do is add the 5 or more, 10 or more quantity to your shopping cart. Then enter CODE: MANGO SEASON at the checkout. This only happens once a year while we celebrate our Mango Season!
Don’t forget, as always, the multi-buy discounts apply to our other Gin Gin & Dry products as well (*Excluding 7kg Bulk Carton Dried Mango & 5kg Bulk Carton Dried Pineapple) So take advantage and stock up for the up coming festive season!
Head on over to our online shop now.