MANGO MANIA: Kirsty Webb is welcoming residents into her backyard this summer to pick mangoes from her two trees.
MANGO MANIA: Kirsty Webb is welcoming residents into her backyard this summer to pick mangoes from her two trees. Andrew Morgan

All invited to help family make good use of mangoes

GLADSTONE mum Kirsty Webb is opening up her backyard to residents to pick mangoes from her trees.

She said the two trees were well established and her small family of three people could not eat all the fruit.

"I just don't want them to go to waste because they're so expensive to buy at the shops, and we don't eat a huge amount of mangoes - not nearly the amount that's on the trees," she said.

"If anyone is interested, bring a ladder and come pick some for yourself."

She has already received several requests from residents who are keen to pick.

The fruit started appearing last month, and Ms Webb estimates there are already more than 100 mangoes.

"We have been really lucky in that we only get one bat and it eats all the palm nuts in the trees next door," she said.

"So, for now, the mangoes are falling on the ground and rotting away before we get to do anything with them."

If you want to pick some mangoes from the tree, send a message on Facebook to Kirsty Jayne Webb.



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