On Saturday there's a Tropical Fruit Festival at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach.
We supply a lot of the mangos they use for tasting and selling. In past years many people come here afterwards to buy more mangos. To accommodate these potential customers, we will be open until 3pm this Saturday only.
We will have a fantastic selection of mangos! Cogshall, Glenn and Lemon Meringue are ripening rapidly, so this might be the last Saturday for these varieties.
Nam Doc Mai are finally starting to ripen. Next week we should have more than this week.
Bailey's Marvel, Bombay, Jacqueline, Dupuis Saigon, Cushman, Southern Blush and Carrie are close to peak season.
Many people intend to ship green Carrie mangos on Monday, so I'll try to pick lots of green mangos for that. It looks like Carrie season might not last much longer.
We have lots of wonderful mangos right now. I really don't know how we will find room for all the varieties.
This Saturday on our $1/pound table we will have some completely ripe and/or blemished Lemon Meringue.
This Saturday in our $2/pound area we will have Irwin, Haden (quantity discount still available), Graham, Rosa, Van Dyke, Joellen, Florigon and Carrie drops. (I've recently cut up LOTS of Carrie drops and seldom is there any noticeable damage... probably because we keep our trees short and mulch heavily.)
Haden Mangos are reaching the end of their season. If you happened to buy Hadens from our first picking of them and you were disappointed in them for any reason, please come in soon for replacement fruit.
The next fruit-picking tour is Monday at 5pm.
Wednesday 4-6 pm