Mangoes from the neighbors
By Alex Socorro
May 23, 2020 5:03pm CST
We received green Indian mangoes from 2 neighbors. Now we have a lot as can be seen in the picture. Yesterday we sent some to my wife's sister via courier because the kids there love Indian mangoes. That is one beauty in this village, there are many mango trees that during the harvest season, the owners would give away some of their harvest.
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Oh wow that’s a lot. I just remembered my childhood days when we have this old indian mango tree and every summer they would really bear fruit and we would have a harvest every day. There are some enterprising neighbors that would offer to buy that and sell them. But there are also bad side to that since early morning can be distressing since some neighbors would try to sneak in our house to try to get some for free.
• Cainta, Philippines
There are many varieties of mangoes here. The green is the Indian which is good for eating as a snack. The yellow is the carabao variety that is good for eating ripe as a dessert. Our tree is an Apple variety which is good for pickling. There are the small mangoes that is good for side dish in the meal.
That is one aspect of Filipino culture that I like, I love Indian mangoes even if we have our own tree but a different mango specie, guess we like what we do not have so my neighbor gives us Indian mangoes that I think they already got tired of eating, we also give some of our mangoes away especially when it's in season.