Premature Mango Harvest

One morning there was suddenly a huge crashing noise just outside the homeschool room; one of our mango trees had over-reached itself in enthusiasm for producing hefty fruit and a large branch crashed to the ground. Green, unripe (but rather large) mangos were scattered all over the place. We picked up a massive basket load which provided a great opportunity for practising estimation. Around 100 mangos were then cooked into a very convincing “apple sauce” to the surprise and interest of our gardener Samuel who had never considered cooking mangos, let alone unripe ones.

Fallen branch from our mango tree
Fallen branch from our mango tree
A basket of about 100 large unripe mangos from the fallen branch
A basket of about 100 large unripe mangos from the fallen branch

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  1. Was the crashing noise loud enough and early enough to wake the children, I wonder? Very dramatic, by day or by night,I’m glad the branch didn’t fall onto the roof of the house, still less any of the girls! I wonder how many ‘apple’ crumbles the cooked unripe mangos resulted in? I’m glad to have found my way to this blog post of yours David, courtesy of today’s Wycliffe blog’s reference to your bean/carob pod post. It has been a fascinating journey as I have looked up your various pointers along the way. Bless you. Dad

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