Highly aromatic Honey Gold mangoes have a yellow-orange glossy skin and an intense, punchy, distinctive mango flavour. A small seed means there is more delicious, fibreless flesh to enjoy and the texture is smooth and fibre-free. Ideal for fresh-eating, they're juicy, yet firm enough to hold their shape when cut. An average of 500-600 grams each, Honey Gold mangoes have an appealing orange flesh and exceptional shelf life.
Honey Gold mangoes were first bred by chance in Queensland's Rockhampton region in 1991 and are the result of a Kensington Pride off-type pollinated by an unknown variety. When the original tree first bore fruit, the grower – recognising its unique taste and appearance – named it Honey Gold. Piñata Farms bought the plant breeders' rights to the variety in 2002 and sent the first fruit to market in 2009. The original tree still bears fruit today.
Between Piñata Farms and our third party family farmers, we have some 140,000 trees under cultivation over 500 hectares in Katherine and Mataranka (Northern Territory), Giru, Bowen, Dimbulah, Mutchilba, Rockhampton, Yarwun, Benaraby, Bundaberg, Wamuran and Gatton (Queensland), Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour (New South Wales), Robinvale and Mildura (Victoria) and Kununurra and Carnarvon (Western Australia). We send up to 500,000 trays to market each season.
Our geographic spread means we can progressively produce fruit between November and March, beginning the season in northern Australia in late spring and ending it in the southern states in autumn. Honey Gold mangoes are available at leading supermarkets and independent retail outlets around Australia.
Look for Honey Gold mangoes in Coles, Woolworths and at your local greengrocer.