Mango - Kensington Pride
Mango - Kensington Pride
Kensington Pride aka Bowen Mango trees, grafted and currently approx 90cms high. Will start to fruit in 1-2 years.
Harvest Months: December, January, February
The mango is one of the worlds most widely cultivated fruiting trees. It is native to eastern India, Burma and Malaysia and is commercially grown throughout sub-tropical regions of the world.
Kensington Pride aka “KP”, “Bowen Special” is an Australian Mango variety that was selected from a seedling in Bowen, Nth Queensland in the 1870′s. It is an excellent quality large sweet fruit that is firm, juicy and fibre free. The Australian mango industry was founded on the Kensington Pride and it is still the most popular commercial variety in Australia.
Kensington Pride is a medium to large tree that can reach 15-25m if left unpruned. Trees and can be kept to 3 to 4m height with annual pruning. Train the tree by cutting the main stem at 1 m and allow 4 to 5 main limbs to grow. Cut these back to 0.5 m the following year, after this no pruning is required unless it gets to tall. In which case prune out a the tall vertical limb every year or so as required. In colder climates, trees require little pruning as they do not grow as big.
They are best planted in a sunny sheltered position in fertile soil that is well drained. They also grow well in large pots in a sunny/ semi-shade position. Thriving in sub-tropical and warmer temperate climates they are drought tolerant and can tolerate light frosts once established. Young trees, however, must be protected from frosts.. frosts of -1 degrees Celsius can kill young trees.
Trees will fruit best in sub-tropical climates with a dry winter/spring and hot wet summer. Mangoes will also crop in warmer southern areas of Australia…..they commonly fruit well in Sydney, the Riverina and Adelaide.
How to care for your fruit tree
How to care for your fruit tree
When you receive your fruit trees please unpackage them as soon as possible and give them some water. It is normal for some of the fruit trees to wilt slightly in transit but they will revive quickly with care. Please water your trees everyday.
In a pot: If you are planting your fruit tree in a pot long term we recommend using a 3-50 litre pot . Use premim potting mix or rich garden soil, place a saucer under the pot and grass clippings or mulch around the tree to help the tree retain moisture. Water every 1-2 days continually.
In the ground: Dig a hole 2 times larger than the size of the pot or bag the tree is currently in. Squeeze the pot to loosen the root system before planting. Water well and add mulch or grass clipping around the tree. Water daily for the first year and then after that the tree should be able to sourse its own water through its root system, but continue to observe the tree and water if necessary.
Wait 1 month after planting before fertilising to avoid burning the roots.
Special care instructions for lychee, avocado and bananas, please see the product description for each tree.
Fertiliser: Fertilise your trees once a year in springtime following the correct instructions on the packet.
Pruning: Pruning your tree ecourages new gowth and a bushier growth habit. At the end of summer we recommend pruning the tips of the tree branches by 2-3cms or you can prune the tree to a desired shape.
If you have any care questions please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Brisbane and Gold Coast Metro Suburbs: Free Shipping
Other Areas QLD: Shipping costs may apply based on your location and the number of trees purchased. If there are any additional shipping fees you will be contacted after you purchase and given the option of a refund if you desire.
Other Areas: NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. $30 per order or free shipping if you buy 4 or more trees.
Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be packed and sent.
If you find a tree you would like to purchase we recommend doing so promptly as often our stock sells out shortly after being listed and then wont be available again until our next re-stock.
Our maximum box size is 1.06m. Some trees may need to be trimmed to fit into the packaging, this does not damage the tree, it encourages the tree to grow new branches and become bushier.
You may not be sent the exact tree pictures on the website but it I’ll be very similar in size and height. All of our trees are grown outside in the sun, so they are fully accustomed to Queensland weather conditions. Due to that, the trees may have minor leaf imperfections from the sun, but the overall health of the trees is superb.
Orders are shipped by courier and usually take 1-3 business days if you are in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and other Metro areas or up to 3 weeks for other locations. Plants are packaged carefully with water in the packaging.
Please follow all care instructions for your tree/s as outlined on the website in the product description of each tree. MOST IMPORTANT IS WATERING YOUR TREE EVERYDAY (preferably in the morning).
If there are any issues when your package arrives please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a promt reply.
At Fruitopia Nursery we love plants and we want you to love your plants too, so if there are any issues with your purchase, we’re here to help. Please carefully follow all care instructions for your new plants, paying particular attention to their watering requirements.
If you are unhappy with your purchase in anyway please contact us by email and we will do our very best to resolve the situation.
Depending on the problem we will be happy to offer a refund, partial refund or exchange at our sole discretion.
If your goods are damaged on arrival, please take a photo and contact us immediately via email so that we can follow up the matter with the delivery company.
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