Friday, May 13, 2011
May Means Mangoes
A huge Mango tree inhabits our side yard, ready to start dropping fruit any day now. After a particularly early cold snap for Florida last winter - I had imagined the fruits this year would be limited.
Nope. Plenty of Mangoes almost ready...I have to admit, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this tree. The mangoes love to fall about 5 mins after I leave the house in the morning, so they are beautifully rotten and chewed by squirrels by the time I get home...Ok maybe other critters but squirrels are cute so I like to think it's them.
Last summer, in the peak readiness week, I think I came home to about 30 "splats" one night. I'm going to try picking them this year, but it's a very short window between:
1. too early I'll always be green
2. Ok come and get me I'm perfect
3. Oopsie not waiting, splat on the patio
But for now these large green fruits tempt me with the promise of a lovely sweet harvest...so I'm checking them each day to try to catch as many at Stage #2 as I can.
Posted by Aerides Designs at 2:16 PM