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Popular KP mangoes in short supply

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016 David Sigston

Australia's most popular mango will be in short supply this summer, but the industry remains hopeful consumers won't be hit in the hip pocket.

A warm winter has left Kensington Pride yields down by about 20 per cent across the state, and by as much as 80 per cent in some regions, according to the Australian Mango Industry Association.

"That being said, other varieties are making up for the low KPs and I'm sure mangoes will remain affordable for people this summer," AMIA Industry Development Manager Trevor Dunmall told AAP.

Kensington Pride typically makes up about 55 per cent of the 7.5 million trays of mangoes produced Australia-wide.

"Queensland is responsible for about 3.5 million trays of mangoes a year, and probably about 55 per cent of those are KPs," Mr Dunmall said.

Queensland has a reputation for producing good quality mangoes and other varieties such as Honey Gold and Calypso are expected to make up for shortages of the Kensington Pride.

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