We are blessed with abundant mangoes this year, not only from one tree but from 3 other mango trees. We have two different types of Apple mangoes, then the Carabao and the Indian mangoes. There’s another mango tree in a huge pot but we don’t have any space to transfer it to the ground. It’s hard to choose which ones are my favorites as they do have different flavor profiles with different levels of sweetness and intensity. Some mangoes are allowed to ripen fully while the others are eaten before it becomes way too sweet.
We have to give some away. I was actually having problems as they are ripening too quickly and I have to store them in the fridge. Good thing these mangoes are harvested every week, not every day. If we harvest them every day, I would probably be selling these at Salcedo Market. The dilemma isn’t over when I couldn’t find a space in the fridge to store these mangoes. Oh, Chip and Dale helped themselves with the mangoes and they absolutely loved it.
Summer is early this year and temperatures are going to rise by April and May. Although they are great paired with other foods most especially in salads and smoothies, maybe some desserts, I just love eating them just the way it is and enjoy the succulent and the most amazing taste sensation.
Apple Mango (sweeter variety)
And yes, right now, they’re the best mangoes in the whole world. But I would exchange one of our apple mango trees for a fig tree.
If only I could share our harvests with you, I would love too. Oh, just heard from my brother that there are new mango blossoms flourishing. I hope it's the same way with avocados.
From L-R: Carabao, Indian and Apple Mangoes
Do you have a favorite mango recipe? How do you like your mangoes?
Love and light,