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Mango tray sells for $29,000

Sam Thaiday, Nuccio Camuglia, owner of Fruity Capers, with his $29,000 mango tray and Jeff Horn.
Sam Thaiday, Nuccio Camuglia, owner of Fruity Capers, with his $29,000 mango tray and Jeff Horn. Contributed

HOW much would you pay for the mango season's first delicious tray?

Well, according to Fruity Capers owner Nuccio Camuglia $29,000 is a fair price.

Knowing all the money went to a good cause, Mr Camuglia was honoured to make the near $30,000 bid at the annual Brisbane Produce Market Charity Mango Auction.

"This morning isn't about me - it's about the charities that the money is going towards. I know it's a lot of money, but in my eyes it's $29,000 well spent,” said Mr Camuglia.

The auction was a hub for sporting star power, with NRL legend Sam Thaiday and welterweight title holder Jeff Horn on hand.

The pair keenly participated in a gloves-on mango eating competition before the auction got underway.

Brisbane Markets chairman Tony Joseph said the charity auction raised more than $38,000.

Proceeds from the event go direct to Diabetes Queensland and Life Education.

Topics:  brisbane markets jeff horn mangoes mango season sam thaiday


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