"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Late Harvest

Last week we picked the last of the mangos from my yard.
These stragglers were still not yet ripe but they faced rotting if left on the tree.
And, sure enough, yesterday the monsoon arrived in earnest.


4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Oh, your own mango tree – what bliss! We have been enduring monsoon also, only not so warm…

    June 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    • The tree is still young. When I moved in our first crop was a single mango! Now, three year on, there must have been at least thirty.

      June 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

  2. Yes the monsoon season is here. That reminds me I must get my annual box of Alphonse mangoes from the Turkish greengrocer.

    June 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    • I’ve no idea which variety of mango is growing in my yard. On ripening, they remain green which must rule them out as Alphonsos.

      In Kerala the mango season is quite brief: two or three months; peaking around Easter time.

      I’m told that mangos are always in season somewhere in India, though as chilled food distribution here almost unknown, we just eat the local varieties as and when we can.

      But they are absolutely delicious!

      June 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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