Tropical storm Debby, has certainly kept us busy but all is well with our orchard. Our mangoes are just beautiful and we are harvesting nearly daily. The winds from the storm had the mangoes "dancing" on their panicles!
This years harvest has proved to be deliciously sweet with melt in your mouth flavor. The Glenn and Cogshall varities are just about finished and the wonderful Valencia Pride's are now on their way. Sal has been very busy, harvesting, trimming and now and then dodging rain drops. I have been busy packing and shipping these terrific tropical fruits to all the mango lovers from coast to coast. The more we eat the "mighty" mango the more we and others love the many ways to cook and bake with them, or just stand at the kitchen sink dig in and enjoy. The juices run down your arms to the elbow, how fun!
We also keep learning and hearing about the amazing health benefits.The mango is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and E and is a very rich source of potassium. Potassium us an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. These are certainly compelling reasons to eat and enjoy more mangoes!
I will keep you posted on the varities as they continue to come into season.
All the best from sunny Pine Island, Florida.
Libby an Sal