Just a reminder...
If you are buying at least 20 lbs of mangos and know the varieties that you would like, you can place your order in advance and pick it up at a mutually-convenient time.
For days when we are not open, it's often possible to place your order and pick it up in the afternoon. If you're picking up on a day when we are open, please place your order at least 24 hours in advance.
****We have such a HUGE selection of mangos that we are expanding the sales area. $3 per pound mangos will fill the entire breezeway. $2 per pound and $1 per pound mangos will be just outside of the breezeway****
MANGOS Don't get discouraged if we're crowded...we should have plenty of great mangos. This Saturday is the day to buy Pim Seng Mun, Lemon Meringue, Glenn. We will have a lot for sale, but not much is left on the trees... Duncan season is starting! Nice selection.
Great selection of Tess Pollock Mallika just starting Carrie Cushman
Great supply of Glenn for sale but not much left on the trees
a box of Nam Doc Mai
Nice supply of Pim Seng Mun but not much left on the trees Pram Kai Mea
Great selection of Lemon Meringue but not much left on the trees
Nice selection of Florigon Jakarta... delicious Kent x Bombay
a few Cogshall Fairchild Van Dyke
possibly some Dot
a big box of Southern Blush... first of the season!
a few Graham Choc Anon
a few Philippine
a few Edward
a few Dwarf Hawaiian
first pick of Zill Mulgoba
a few Turpentine
a few Valencia Pride... first of the season!
Haden season is coming to an end. This week is still a great time to buy them! Quantity discounts for Haden purchases over 20 pounds
We will have a couple small Jak Fruit @$4/lb and a large Jak Fruit @$3/pound. Cut pieces are slightly more expensive. Black Sapote Coconuts Sapodilla
We will have Lychee (Red Ohia)! Our lychee crop is almost non-existent this year, but we cut a branch from our only tree with fruit and discovered more fruit than we thought we had. Perhaps we will have about 40 lbs for sale this Saturday.
Mangos should be ripened on your countertop, in a paper bag, or in a cardboard box. Plastic bags are just for convenience when purchasing. Please take the mangos out of plastic bags as soon as possible.
Treat Mangos like Bananas. Temperatures below 55 Fahrenheit will damage the fruit. Extended chill will make most mangos taste like sweet mush. I leave cut up mangos on the counter. Whatever isn't eaten in a few hours, I freeze.
Some mango varieties might not appear ripe when they actually are. Usually the best way to judge ripeness is smell. The skin of Keitt, Petegrew, Mallika and Carrie will often be green when ripe. Also, Petegrew and sometimes other varieties can take weeks to ripen.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 20) we will be open 4-5pm
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) we will be open 12-1:30
and Saturdays 9am - noon
The variety and quantity of mangos that we are picking seems to increase every day.
Mangos are a great addition to every meal, but they are especially good with summer barbeques and potlucks. My two favorite mango recipes are in the "Recipes" section of the blog, but of course my favorite way to enjoy mangos is fresh!
It seemed that all the early morning customers brought their own bags! Thank You!
And lots of regular mango customers visited for the first time this mango season... so good to see all of you! Welcome Back!
The mangos will become increasingly plentiful over the next several weeks. Many varieties are almost ready to pick. We hope everyone discovers at least a few varieties to fall in love with.