Friday, May 23, 2014

Good News for Saturday

I've picked the first Lemon Meringue mangos.  There isn't a lot, but there will be more next week. Of course I'll check the trees again before we open.
Other varieties of mango making their first appearance include Southern Blush, Glenn, Dot and Cogshall.  We have only a few mangos of each of these varieties, but more are on the way.
We will have some Dwarf Hawaiian and Edward, and a pretty good showing of Jakarta and Rosa.
Haden is small... a result of not much rain, a huge fruit set and early maturity of some of the fruit. The Hadens we have picked have not ripened on the tree, but are mature.  The mangos that aren't ready to pick will continue to grow, so the Hadens that we pick in two weeks should be larger than the ones we're picking now.  

Also Tamarind, Sapodilla and Wax Jambu.

The Jak Fruit is still not ripe.

We will be open 12-2 on Monday (Memorial Day)

Monday 12-2pm
Wednesday 4-6 pm
Thursday 2-4pm
Saturday 9am-noon


  1. Chris, when you say that mangoes are mature, but not ripened on the tree, I'm curious as to how you make that assessment? In the past, when we've had weather that caused the drop of a lot of the first crop, and then trees re-bloomed, I've had a problem figuring out if some mangoes were small-but-mature or second crop. How do you tell? Thanks.

  2. A great way to tell if the fruit is ready to pick is checking the stem after you pick it. If the stem is hollow and dry, the tree is no longer nourishing the mango. Yes, weather can cause premature drop. If you suddenly have a lot of fruit drop, you cut into one mango. If the flesh is yellow, the other mangos that dropped should ripen.
    Other ways to judge maturity include color of the skin, plumpness of the fruit, and color of the stem. Also when birds and squirrels start eating the fruit, fruit of the same size on the same tree are usually ready to pick.