Mango trees are popping around St. John and anyone with a fruitful tree is now enjoying, cooking, selling and gifting mangoes. With hundreds of varieties, each tree produces a unique fruit, with a wide range of sweetness, tartness, and fiber.
Many people who live here already know which trees are their favorite, and there’s definitely some sticky finger discounts when the trees are low and/or easily accessible. Easy is a relative term, though – yesterday I passed a family parked on the road and standing on top of the roof of their car with bamboo sticks so they could reach the good ones. Bamboo sticks… brilliant. I only had a broom.