Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mango season has arrived! Support your local backyard grower.

Mango season has arrived and it means that time of year that my daughters and their friends set up their neighborhood mango stand.  Only problem for them is that competition is fierce here in Palmetto Bay.  Try driving 152nd street, 82nd or 87th avenues most weekends or even after school hours (afternoon drives) and it is hard not to find an open home mango seller.  The sales market is very competitive in the area and enterprising kids as well as some adults have their stands that have actually built seasonal consumer loyalty.

I am told that the general Palmetto area, Pinecrest, south through Palmetto Bay into Goulds was at one time the world’s largest exporter of Mangos.  I have not been able to authoritatively verify this interesting claim.

I think we all should be permitted an agricultural property tax exemption on our homes! Support your home agriculturalist, buy local Palmetto area mangos!


Food dot com has a listing of mango recipes including Mango Pies and Tarts, Mango Canning, Mango Desserts, Salads, Smoothies; well, you get the idea, it reminds me of the Bubba shrimp scene from Forrest Gump.  There seem to be just as many different recipes for Mango as there are for shrimp! CLICK HERE to view the online article.

Alexandra makes an outstanding mango salsa.  The ideal party or tailgate dip.

The listed recipe for the Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken With Mango Salsa sounds like an absolute must try for the South Florida area.


Have a tree not doing well, or just trying to improve the production?  I recommend the following online article (click the title to read) Mango Growing in the Florida Home Landscape published by the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.

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