Kensington Pride

Australia’s Kensington Pride mango has an excellent reputation in Japan. It is said to be one of the best mangoes in the world.

The origin of the Kensington Pride mango.

Mango plantations started on the east coast of Australia in the latter half of the 19th Century, beginning with mangoes carried by horse traders from India. Local farmers began selectively breeding these mangoes and a smooth-fleshed, stringless variety was chosen in the late 1880’s by Harry Lott to plant in an orchard upon the property “Kensington” near Bowen. The popularity of the Kensington Pride led to the wide distribution of the variety throughout the region and it now fills a majority share of the mango market in Australia.


The Keitt mango originated in Florida, USA in the 1940’s and is known for its large fruit size, attractive orange-red blush and late-season availability. We export Keitt after Kensington Pride.

Blush from tropical highland sunshine

One of the best places for growing premium quality mangoes in Australia is in the tropical tablelands surrounding Mareeba, west of Cairns in North Queensland. An elevation of about 400m, an average of 300 sunny days a year and a distinct wet and dry seasonal climate provides the perfect environment to make the mangoes sweet and tasty, with a beautiful blush that varies in colour between a vivid red and warm pink with an orange tinge. Diamond Star Australia has been operating out of Mutchilba, North QLD Australia since 1994.

Kensington Pride Fruit

【Average length】106mm
【Average width】79mm
【Average depth】83mm

Keitt Fruit Characteristics

【Average length】130mm
【Average width】90mm
【Average depth】85mm

Nutrient Profile per 100g

【Energy KJ】230
【Protein g】0.9
【Fat g】0.2
【Carbohydrate g】11.6
【Fibre g】1.5
【Vitamin C ug】26
【Vitamin E ug】1.3
【Beta carotene ug】1433
【Beta Carotene eq ug】2195
【Potassium mg】197
【Calcium mg】7
【Retinol ug】0
【Retinol eq ug】366
【Alpha Carotene ug】9
【Cryptoxanthin ug】1516

VHT - Vapour Heat Treatment

VHT allows the control of pests in mangoes without the use of chemicals. Australian mango growing regions are home to several types of fruit fly. Japan, China & Korea prohibit fruit fly entering into their country and have strict quarantine rules to prevent introducing fruit fly into their country. Ethylene Dibromide fumigant known as EDB was in use for killing fruit fly. EDB was prohibited for this use in 1986 because of the persistence of toxic and carcinogenic residues. When EDB was prohibited, there remained 2 options: Hot water dipping and VHT. We chose VHT despite the higher cost, as hot water dipping was not a complete system for killing all stages of fruit fly and held a higher chance of damage to the fruit.

Fruit Fly
Binomial name : Bactrocera

  Their larvae hatch in various fruit, causing significant damage to crops. Japan, Korea, China strictly prohibit entering fruit fly into the country.

Clean & Green

Commercial mango orchards in Australia must be kept clean and tidy. Food safety is strictly controlled by government regulations and only orchards and packing sheds which are certified can supply mangoes to the export market.

Hand picking

Mangoes exported to Japan are picked by hand. The fruit is selected by human eye according to quality, maturity and colour and handled with care to avoid any damage to the fruit.

Packing by trained packer

Mangoes are selected by trained packers. They check each mango by colour, shape, weight and skin condition. Packing is performed according to Japanese quarantine regulation.

Australia mango production

Export 3,264t

Tree heights

【Kensington Pride】
About 8m highest one
【Keitt】About 2〜5m

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