Summer is mango season

I hate the summer heat. I find it oppressive. But if there’s one thing about the summer that I love, it’s the fact that summer is mango season. Oh, never mind the press releases that say agriculturists have found a way to harvest mangoes all year round. We get mangoes all year round, yes, but before and after the summer, mangoes are either sour or bland and they cost twice their summer prices too. So, I wait for the summer. Hating the heat but anticipating biting into those sweet luscious mangoes. But the best thing about this summer? Let me show you. Mango tree in the garden

That’s the mango tree in our garden growing about three meters from our bedroom. It’s taller than the highest point of our roof and it was trimmed soon after we moved in to give way to the painting of the house’s exterior walls. Now, let me show you a photo of the same tree from another angle. Flowering mango tree

All those flowers! Well, it looks like we won’t need to buy mangoes this summer. We just have to take out the ladder and pick the mangoes off our own tree. The vision of us picking mangoes off the tree makes me smile. Imagine, I’ll be making mango cream pies and mango shakes from our own mangoes. And the vision of me harvesting herbs growing right under the shade of the mango tree makes me smile even more. How cool can that be, eh? Aaahh, summer — I hate you and I love you.

P. S. If you want to see a more dramatic photo of the mango tree, click here.

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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  1. twopenneth says:

    your entry also brought back so many memories of my childhood, with all the mango trees that me and my friends would climb during summers.

  2. phynkee says:

    Sobrang naiinggit ako Ms. Connie! Mango is my favorite fruit, although may napagtiyagaan kaming kainin na ripe mangoes dito, iba pa rin ang mangga ng Pinas! I miss the summer heat, too!
    Happy Summer!

    • twopenneth, climbing a tree was not something I experienced. My mother would have fainted hehehe

      Phynkee, yes, I heard. And all that controversy about Mexican mangoes being called Manila mangoes. Haaaay…

      Unsentpostcards, in so many ways, Antipolo is still very much provincial. Sadly, that might not be for much longer.

  3. Nikita says:


    • lemon says:

      Ms. Connie, we have a mango tree in our backyard too, it has lots of flowers too, been that way for years, pero wala namang bunga. I would’ve loved making Sam’s mango jango from our own mangoes.

  4. When we moved in last July, there were still fruits in the tree but we never really paid attention (too busy settling in) and the mangoes just fell on the ground.

  5. auee says:

    Almost every Pinas blog I visited this last week have been pointing out the heat. But I am looking forward to our April trip anyway. I am happy to see family and friends but I am also anticipating the FOOD!!

    I started making a list hehe And Number 1 is mangga :-D

    When I was a teenager, a friend’s family used to have a mango farm. They grew indian and kalabaw (super big and super asim) varieties. After their harvest, we’d visit and finish off the ones left, mostly overripe or too small/ugly. Haayy ang sarap po. Plus feeling dalagang bukid pa ko, you know those black-and-white films with Nida Blanca

    Pinapausukan mo din ba yang puno mo? Sabi di ba para daw mamulaklak nang madami.

  6. emy M says:

    Kailan ba ang harvest season?..Keep us posted
    maybe you need help..hehehe
    Besides the fruit,you’ll probably enjoy the

    • Auee, kalabaw yung mango namin. Pero di namin pinapausukan — not yet, anyway.

      Trina, just a tree but it really symbolizes days gone by. Houses and gardens are getting smaller and one tree sounds like such a luxury.

      Emy, harvest should be around end of March until May. Re shade. Exactly, it provides shade on one side of our bedroom.

  7. trina says:

    Ms. Connie, pengeng mangga! Haha One of my fondest childhood memories was climbing mango trees in our backyard..seeing this post made me smile. =p

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