What is a Bowen mango?
The ‘Kensington Pride’ mango is a named commercial mango cultivar that originated in Australia. It is sometimes called the KP, Bowen or Bowen special. It is considered to have a distinctive flavour and aroma when compared with the Florida-bred cultivars grown by most mango-exporting countries.
Who stole the Bowen mango?
The chicken restaurant chain Nando’s has claimed responsibility for the disappearance of a giant mango from the town of Bowen. The three-storey, 10-tonne fruit statue went missing on Monday from the tourist information centre in the north Queensland town.
Where is the big mango found?
The Guinness World Records has officially declared an impressive 4.25-kilogram mango grown by Jerland Orlando Nova Barrera and Raina Maria Moroquin on the San Martin farm in Boá, Colombia, to be the largest mango in the world.
What are the largest mangos?
The largest mango variety is Keitt, completely green with a hint of yellow when they are fully ripe. The Francisque mango from Haiti is medium-sized and flat. There are two small varieties of mangos: Van Dyke and Ataulfo (rebranded as ‘Honey’ by the U.S. National Mango Board).
How tall is the big mango in Bowen?
Bowen’s original Big Mango was erected on the 25th of May 2002 as part of a community campaign, and along with our new Mango mascot Kenny, has revitalized the local community and boosted tourism. The 10 metre high sculpture, located adjacent to the Bowen Visitor information Centre, is a great photo opportunity for visitors and travellers alike.
Why was the big mango stolen from Bowen centre?
News of the “theft” of the big mango hit international headlines, aided by CCTV footage, photos and media releases sent out by the Bowen centre staff. However questions were raised in the afternoon when it was discovered no police report had been made, and Guardian Australia linked one of the media releases to a Sydney advertising agency.
Where is the big mango in the Whitsundays?
Staff were very helpful in suggesting places to see. Located approximately 78km North of Airlie Beach is the township of Bowen. Famous for the big mango, Bowen is also home to some of the best beaches in the Whitsundays and this tour is all about exploring them and taking in some truly picturesque views.
What did Nando’s do with the big mango?
Lost and found: the big mango’s disappearance was a marketing stunt. Photograph: Bowen tourism Photograph: Bowen Tourism The chicken restaurant chain Nando’s has claimed responsibility for the disappearance of a giant mango from the town of Bowen.