Hey, Dani, look!
Tuesday November 06th 2018, 11:42 pm
Filed under: Friends,Mango tree,Politics

Glued to the election returns, glad there will be some checking and balancing–always a good thing.

Meantime, the heat is working in the mango tree’s enclosure but, um, not so much in ours. Brrr. Hoping I can reach our HVAC guy in the morning.

So I thought I’d chill out by posting a bunch of tropical-tree pictures so Dani could see how what he instigated into being four years ago is doing. (Don’t worry about that dusting of cinnamon, that’s just anti-ant.)

I need to ask: are you supposed to let them ripen on the tree? (Why the traditional store-it-in-camel-dung method? All my camel comes in yarn form only.) I know pears have to be picked unripe or they’ll go mushy first, and every reference to Alphonso mangoes I’ve found (that would probably be two) said to let them ripen in warm temps, picked. How do you know it’s time to?

I love that I finally get to need to ask.

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Woooowwwww wow wow!! Congratulations ! This is the fruit indeed with its signature shape and relatively small size. Well in India we let them ripen on the tree in peak summer heat. But do not know how this immigrant would adopt here. Definitely should not get frost. You will know when it is ripe – there is no mistaking its yellow-saffron coloring, but really the aroma it will have. The ripe Aphonso fruit will announce it with the unforgettable fragrance.

Comment by Dani 11.07.18 @ 12:50 am

Congratulations! These look amazing, even unripe.

Comment by DebbieR 11.07.18 @ 6:21 am

wow, they are looking great. And I think you might try storing one in camel yarn, just as an experiment.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.08.18 @ 9:41 am

Usually we finish the last stages of ripening in hay or rice when you dont have the tree but buy the fruit in market where it may be close to but not ripe.

They sell (well used to sell) them in wooden crates or cane baskets packed in hay and old newspapers like this https://goo.gl/images/QS5aQB

This is one of the famed producers of these magoes http://devgadmango.com/mango-takes-nine-years-get-ready-no-wonder-best/

Comment by Dani 11.08.18 @ 3:35 pm

Oh and here is detailed description on how to decide the mango is ripe http://devgadmango.com/how-to-identify-the-real-devgad-alphonso-mango/

Comment by Dani 11.08.18 @ 3:41 pm

In India the mangoes are brought to the market in the hay wrapped in the newspapers and in a box. the hay in the box get transfers the heat to the mangoes to get ripe

Comment by kalpesh nair 04.19.19 @ 3:58 am

The mangoes when half ripe are packed into the boxes and are sent it to the market and look like these

Comment by kalpesh nair 04.19.19 @ 4:00 am

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