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Mango picking!

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

It’s that time of year! Early summer and we get to pick ours from the tree in the backyard. Mango (Mangifera indica) trees grow in sub tropical and tropical regions, so Florida gets a win. Take a little bit of the stem above the mango when cutting them off the tree so that the sap from the mango doesn’t burn your eyes when you are looking up! The sap can be itchy so be careful to wash your hands right away.

We wait until the mangos are pink on one side to harvest them, and then go for it before the raccoons and fish crows beat us. (Not to worry though, the fruit at the very top is available. We have little mango trees in the butterfly garden below to prove it.)

Cleaning.

Sorting.

8 groups (bags) of 6 mangoes equals 48 mangoes.

(Math lessons we can’t resist.)

Roll up in paper bags for a few days and enjoy!

Peel and cut up the rest for the freezer or make smoothies now!

2 ripened mangoes

2 bananas

1 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt

1 cup of ice

milk to blend

This summer we are trying mango and honey ice pops to try and cut down on the plastic covered ones from the grocery store. ♻️🥭


New season!


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