Since last October, it has been raining more than usual. There are some places on the island experiencing rain, every day — even if just a passing shower, for the past 5 months.
Mango season is a serious business for many, myself included. Mango is king of all fruits, and we crown her over and over again, as the each new season begins.
A mature mango tree needs a period of drought to trigger blossoming, and the longer the period of no rain, within reason, the more profuse the blossoming and fruits come summer.
Absent have been prolonged dry days during the period when mango trees begin to really blossom, mostly around December.
I had two choices: enjoy the rain now and have no fruits later, or fuss that it’s raining and still no fruits later, I decided on the former.
I. Trudie Palmer