I’ve seen A LOT of mango trees in my life but yesterday was the first time I saw thousands of paper bags hanging from their branches. The photos were taken in Tanay, Rizal.
A house is partly visible on the right side of the photo so you can gauge the size of those trees from the height of the house.
A fiesta thing? No. Something more amazing.
Minutes after taking the photos, we passed by a mango vendor along the road, told them about the paper bag laden trees we passed and asked if they knew what that was all about. Guess what? He said each fruit is wrapped in paper bag to keep the insects off. Otherwise, the fruits just fall to the ground. It’s a fifty centavo investment per fruit. And this is not something done by machine. This is manual work. Imagine…