Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Mango Tree At Sunrise

So how are your allergies?

I was out for the first dog walk today at 5:30 in the pre-dawn morning.  As soon as I stepped out onto the porch I noticed that there was a distinct smell in the air.  Like someone working with some odd chemicals, I knew that the mango tree was in full bloom.

If that one is in full bloom, so was mine in the yard, and the others in my city.

If you have a mango allergy, and many people do, you're going to want to vacation a bit further North.

Two weeks away where the Mangoes don't grow.  Anywhere above USDA Zone 9B.

In Florida that's North of the I-4 line generally, but with Global-Warming-That-Does-Not-Exist (Yeah, right.) that is creeping North.  South Texas, Arizona, and a surprisingly large area of Coastal California is Zone 9B.

Your best bet is to consult a USDA Zone Map, which I have right here.

Big cities are going to be safe, but two weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, all would be nice.  Even Atlanta or Dallas are North of 9b.

On the other hand, I was getting a surprising amount of fruit off this same tree and still have 8 cups of chunks in my freezer that have to be made into Mango Jam.

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