Wednesday, January 20, 2010


The mango (Mangifera Indica) tree and fruits need no further introduction. Though I have to say, this is one of the major produce of our farm.

However, since the farm is not a commercial producer of mangoes, income from our little orchard is only seasonal and its success depends on the fruit yield during the fruiting season.

One thing these trees do not need when flowering is rain. Even a slight drizzle may be enough to dislodge the flowers from the tree and thus ruin the chance of a bountiful harvest. And for some reason, someone unbeknownst to us may be doing the rain dance whenever our trees start to bloom.

It's the beginning of a brand new year and soon these trees will be flowering again. Hopefully this year the harvest will be plenty.

As for its place in our little project, the small mango orchard will remain an integral component of the farm and garden retreat.