Harvest surpasses one million mangoes representing double digit growth
As the 2023 mango harvest in Katherine, Northern Territory drew to a close Nutrano Produce Group announced a bountiful Lady Jane crop.
Chief executive Jeremy Birt said the company had been strategically expanding production and the results were starting to show.
“This year, we take great pride in announcing the successful harvest of well over a million Lady Jane mangoes. As part of our strategic expansion, young trees have entered production to support our reach into South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales. Anticipating double-digit growth, this remarkable achievement is a testament to the dedication and passion of our highly skilled farming team,” said Birt.
More than two decades in the making, with the expertise of a seasoned mango breeder, the Lady Jane tree bore its first fruit in 2001. The first commercial planting took place on Nutrano’s Eumaralla Farm in January 2013.
Birt said the Lady Jane boasts a unique and exquisite flavour profile that sets it apart from other mangoes and consumer testing has ranked the variety favourably among other mango varieties.
“We constantly strive to enhance our cultivation practices for this particular variety, working hard to pinpoint the optimal conditions for harvesting, packing, and storing the fruit. Our goal is to guarantee that the mango reaches consumers at its peak in terms of taste, aroma, and appearance,” said Birt.
“As we close this chapter of the 2023 mango season, we look forward to future seasons with renewed excitement and 100 per cent commitment to growing and delivering the best tasting mangoes for consumers to enjoy.”