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Congratulations to all our growers and wholesalers who received accolades (the serious and the fun) for their hard work at the 9th annual Honey Gold conference held in Perth, Western Australia last week. 

Awards included Grower of the Year (Euri-Gold, Queensland); Best Premium Packout (Samdara, Queensland) and Wholesaler of the Year (Lamanna, Adelaide Markets). 

The conference was a great chance to share Honey Gold learnings, hear how the brand is growing and what's happening on farm - an all `round success.

Grower of the Year Award goes to the Williams family of Euri-Gold, Merinda, Queensland. Pictured are from left, Randy WIlliams, Sheryl Williams, Jeff Bowditch, Dale Williams, Janet Williams and Lionel Williams with Gavin Scurr, Pinata Farms' managing director. The award recognises quality of fruit, percentage of premium targets fulfilled and effective business processes.

Fields of sweetness ... Honey Gold mangoes growing at our home farm, Wamuran

Joe Trimboli of Lamanna, Adelaide Markets, accepts the Wholesaler of the Year Award from Pinata Farm's managing director, Gavin Scurr. Lamanna won the award for the third consecutive year.

Looking forward to Honey Gold mango season 2014-2015 when the orchards are full of sensational fruit again.

And now for a quirky award ... Sam and Kylie Collins of Blushing Acres, Dimbulah, Queensland win the Not So Lumpy Award for producing beautiful fruit last season after climatic conditions affected their crop the previous year.

Growers are working hard at our Honey Gold orchards around Australia to ensure another productive season next summer.

Samdara's Alfina and Adrian Zugno of Mutchilba, Queensland receive the Best Premium Packout Award from Pinata Farms managing director, Gavin Scurr for producing the highest percentage of premium fruit from their crop.

What all our growers are targeting - perfect, blemish-free Honey Gold mangoes.

Images courtesy of Pinata Farms Facebook Page

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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