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Australian Mango farms signing up to plant long-awaited new varieties

ABC Rural

By Matt Brann

Posted Mon at 12:25pm

PHOTO: NMBP 4069 mangoes ready for harvest in Kununurra, WA. (Supplied: DAFWA)

RELATED STORY: Mango growers want new varieties now

MAP: Kununurra 6743

Three varieties of mango, designed to look and taste better than fruit currently on the market are finally being released to growers in a long-awaited milestone for the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP).

The hybrid mangoes, currently known as NMBP 1201, NMBP 1243 and NMBP 4069, have been developed over more than 20 years, and are sitting behind security fences on a handful of research farms across northern Australia.

AUDIO: Trevor Dunmall explains the commercial rollout of three new mango varieties (ABC News)

They made international headlines in 2010 when then-Northern Territory primary industry minister Kon Vatskalis suggested one of them be named after Kylie Minogue.

Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) industry development manager Trevor Dunmall said the commercial rollout had now begu…