General

Depending on where they come from, they can be as small as an adult's fist, or the size of an adults hands, gently cupped together. Mangoes are very sweet when ripe, and usually have a mild orange-like flavor. The flesh has a soft orange-yellow tone and is slightly fibrous like a plum. Mangoes have a large stone, which can be as big as one-third of the size of the fruit.

By mikeb, June 17, 2012.
General

The mangoes hung from the tree in my Grandmother's yard. The Bajan wind came right over the sea, rustling the branches and encouraging the reddening fruit to fall. When we got tired of waiting we drew straws to see who would climb up to give the boughs an extra shake. Then up we'd go, barefoot and bare hands. The others would wait below the tree for those warm delicacies to drop, and drop they did. Then we scurried in with our bounty only to be scolded for the muddy track we'd left from the door to the kitchen table. There would be no eating until that floor was scrubbed.