Our mangoes are bearing fruits again.

@louievill (28851)
Philippines
April 22, 2020 1:56am CST
I thought that mango season was over. I had not heard the usual " thud " on the roof from falling mangoes. I went up the roof this morning and i was surprised to see clusters of mangoes that are not yet ripe.( Some are) As you can see in the picture, some of the leaves seem to have burned and wilted due to the summer heat. I'm going to pick some later to pickle and some ripe ones to eat and turn to mango ice candy. This tree has added to our food supply during the lockdown. Do you have a fruit tree? Fruit trees are really a blessing but I appreciate them even more during this quarantine period. What do you think?
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
22 Apr 20
Your tree is bearing plenty of beautiful mangoes. Those fruits do not grow here, we have figs and apricots in the garden.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Now those are the ones that don't grow here as well, if only it were possible to exchange, I would like to taste fruits of othrer countries
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
@LadyDuck those fruits don't grow here, they use to be very expensive before China started exporting their products, not so keen with them since they might contain a lot of chemicals for longer shelf life. I love cherries.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
22 Apr 20
@louievill My neighbor has pears and apples, another cherries. I love cherries but the birds love too much to eat cherries and they are faster than we are to pick up the fruits as soon as they are ripe.
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@JudyEv (331638)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Apr 20
We have a mulberry tree down the paddock but that is all.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Too bad mulberry does not grow here, if only it is possible to swap or trade, fruits would sometimes just fall on our roof, it's free food for our pet parrot.
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@JudyEv (331638)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Apr 20
@louievill What sort of parrot do you have? They are great company and most are very intelligent.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
@JudyEv I have a white cockatoo, it was entrusted to us by my wife's relative before he passed away
@LeaPea2417 (37063)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Apr 20
We have a fig tree.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
I noticed a lot of those who responded have figs or cherries, the only figs I had tasted are preserved.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
23 Apr 20
@LeaPea2417 I wonder why they grow in the Middle East where it's hotter but not here, fig is a biblical tree. Most of the time fresh is better
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@LeaPea2417 (37063)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Apr 20
@louievill Natural ones right from the tree are very tasty.
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@Alexandoy (65308)
• Cainta, Philippines
22 Apr 20
That may be the so called 2nd wave of the season. Our tree the ripening 2nd wave and there's a few for the 3rd wave which are still small.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Oh I see, I thought it was the end, I think the final end would come when it rains and flowers fall off. 2nd wave 3rd wave sounds familiar, If only it's mangoes that spread that fast then no one would be hungry.
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@Alexandoy (65308)
• Cainta, Philippines
22 Apr 20
@louievill our mangoes usually have 2 fruiting seasons - harvesting from March to May and the second season is by October to December. But usually the 2nd season has very few fruits because the flowers are usually destroyed by the rains. It is common to have the 1st wave and the 2nd wave of fruits for our apple mango variety.
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@Janet357 (75651)
22 Apr 20
how many waves are there?
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• India
22 Apr 20
Its mango season here We have a jamun tree but its not bearing fruit so far. Its 6 years old. We have to wait gor another 2-3 years for the fruit
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
I love jamun fruit especially the large ripe ones, it's locally called " duhat" here and " lumboy" in a Southern Philippine dialect. We jokingly call it native grapes lol!
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• India
22 Apr 20
@louievill Jamun fruit have so many local names. I liked this native grape name thoigh
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• India
23 Apr 20
@louievill oh ! Thats nice to know. Will check it out after lockdown is over
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• India
22 Apr 20
Yes mangoes are a favorite. Njoy
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@msdivkar (23359)
• India
22 Apr 20
@louievill We love it here too. That is our favourite fruit.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
@msdivkar a lot of people love it even in other countries
@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Love it, it's such a blessing
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@youless (112263)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 20
Here there are many mango trees in the streets but they don't have the fruits yet. Perhaps your mango season is earlier than here since the weather is hotter in your side. But here the mango trees are like decorations and nobody will pick the mangoes from the trees.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
The mangoes are decorations in public places and parks? I climb our roof and tree house if I feel like eating. We also use it sometimes as ingredient to make sweet desserts or Japanese food sushi to wrap in nore with rice
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@youless (112263)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 20
@louievill Yes, I think they are for decorations only. Perhaps these trees grow fast and have bigger leaves. It is good to have them in hot summer.
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@earnnings (1325)
• India
22 Apr 20
This the time to enjoy heaven fruit but as we are under LOCKDOWN we are unable to good ones. Atleast you are blessed with your tree god. Be happy.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
We see how important tress and fruits are when we are locked down.
@msdivkar (23359)
• India
22 Apr 20
Nice quality mango tree you have got. Ripe mangoes have just started coming here but the cost is beyond the reach of a common man at the moment. Even baby mangoes used for pickles are out of reach cost wise.
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@msdivkar (23359)
• India
22 Apr 20
@louievill We have got very good variety of mangoes particularly particularly here in Goa. That is thelegacy left behind by the Portuguese and names of the varieties are also Portuguese.
@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
I thought there are plenty of mangoes in India, one variety of mango in the Philippines is called " Indian mango" , we use them more for pickling.
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@marlina (154156)
• Canada
23 Apr 20
It is a blessing for sure.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
23 Apr 20
Blessing tripled when on quarantine lockdown
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@cacay1 (83252)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Apr 20
That's a great blessing my friend. per kilo a mango this time is 180 pesos in our nearby small fruit stand. You saved thousands with those mangoes. Let them ripe. There is no fruit tree of any kind in our backyard or neighborhood.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Yes and the over ripe I think I would make into ice candy ( will just buy condensed milk) or put in " gulaman" or gelatin, some unripe ones I would " buro" or pickle.I saw in your other posts friend that you also have a backyard, why is it that nobody planted any trees? This mango is in the front of our house.
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@cacay1 (83252)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Apr 20
@louievill , tamad hehehehe, We had before but my sister cut it because she felt cranky about neighbors who always bullied her that having a mango tree means having fairies boarders hehehehe. What an awkward and undocumented reason.
@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
22 Apr 20
How I wish I am in Pinas now to harvest my own mangoes in my yard. Enjoy your mangoes.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
We have a lot of delicious tropical fruits in the Philippines what we don't have are berries which are abundant there
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@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
22 Apr 20
@louievill I agree with you. Still, I love our tropical fruits more than the berries here.
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@Janet357 (75651)
22 Apr 20
looks like even the seasons of fruits are like weather-unpredictable. effect of global warming
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Yes I thought it was finished, the lockdown has turned me into an instant nature scientist. It's so hot in that Western section it burned and dried the leaves.
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
We used to have mango tree before but we had to cut it down
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Why did you cut it down? " Sayang" ( too bad)
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• Philippines
23 Apr 20
@louievill Because we need to do some renovations
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Used to have lots of fruit trees in my maternal grandparent's home. There was a santol tree, a guava tree, a mango tree, a kamias tree, a balimbing tree, and an atis tree.
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
23 Apr 20
@louievill I have vivid memories of enjoying all the fruits from those trees. Atis is my most favorite among all those that I mentioned. For those who are not familiar, here are the fruits' names in the English language: - santol is cotton fruit - kamias is cucumber tree - balimbing is star fruit, it is also commonly used for a turncoat person ie politicians - atis is sweetsop or sugar apple
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
23 Apr 20
@allen0187 we have a santol tree but it never bore any fruit I wonder why.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Our grand parents most of the time are the ones who have lots of trees because lot cuts were bigger back then and property was cheaper.. I miss atis, they are not common now and ripe quavas although they smell lol, they are very delicious
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@bestie (3272)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
oh, wonderful. We have guava tree then, but my father cut it down.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
When I was young we have a guava tree, we use the branch to make slingshots because it's sturdy, something that I still know how to make up to now
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@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
22 Apr 20
We don't have any fruit trees. We have grass and flowers. I would love to grow fruit and vegetables in the future. My husband and I are still discussing which ones to choose.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Good luck on your choice, we made a mistake of planting a balimbi tree in our backyard, the leaves are very small, constantly shedding, difficult to sweep and fills our roof gutters
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@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
22 Apr 20
@louievill I looked up balimbi trees. I didn't know what they looked like. Too bad about the leaves. It is not nice to have leaves everywhere. What are the fruits like?
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
@Porcospino fruits are elongated, 2 to 2.5 inches long and they are very sour. Good to pickle or make jams. That's why you need to choose and also plan where to plant the tree you will plant. Trees are also one of the common reasons neighbors quarrel in our place lol
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• China
22 Apr 20
I live in a city and don't have my own yard,so have no fruit trees,except some potted flowers on the balcony.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
I have friends who had been successful in keeping small fruiting grafted plants in small spaces, some have bonzai trees, they are amazing to watch.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
23 Apr 20
@changjiangzhibin89 here you can buy already prepared because it takes a long time to make them, just like a real tree. I think grafted and marcoted fruit trees are ideal to put in balconies of apartments and they cost less.
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• China
23 Apr 20
@louievill That is really something ! I guess the bonzai trees are similar to potted landscape here.
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@jayanth_77 (7180)
• India
31 May 20
wow !!! nice green mangoes. you can enjoy a few raw mangoes now or wait till they become ripe.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
31 May 20
I like ripe mangoes, fruiting is almost over now since its already starting to rain
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
31 May 20
@jayanth_77 our tree does not have a history of behaving that way thank God, perhaps it's due to lack of water or nutrients in other trees.
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• India
31 May 20
@louievill hope these raw mangoes do not fall off before they turn ripe
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@happylife1 (13404)
• Karachi, Pakistan
22 Apr 20
No fruit trees in apartments
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
22 Apr 20
Difficult in an apartment but I do have friend's who had been successful with bonsai and other small grafted fruit trees like native lemon
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