Mango season

Our first crop of mangos (last year) consisted of a few dozen small fruits (about lime size) which were quickly eaten by bats when ripe. We may have enjoyed just 3 or 4. So throughout the past year Nick has been diligently applying goat poo and straw to fertilise and preserve moisture around our half dozen trees. BOY was it a success — we harvested for over a month getting 50 or so large (about baseball size) mangos every single day.

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We found that by harvesting each day and every fruit when near ripe — we were able to reduce bird and bat activity substantially. While we still shared a good number with the local wildlife — and gave away many, many more. We collected well over 800 mangoes. Nick would scoop them into freezer bags each day so we’ll have mangos for the year ahead.

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Even Jaffa has developed a taste for mangos!

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One thought on “Mango season”

  1. Just amazing! What beautiful looking Mangos… almost worth heading North for – such stunning fruit trees.

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