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Lessons learned from my mango tree

In the past few years I’ve written a few blog entries about our mango tree. When we first bought our Kihei house ten years ago, we planted a dwarf mango tree. We were so excited to taste our first mango, but our tree had other ideas. We knew of course[…]

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It’s Mango Season!

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Have you ever had a juicy tree-ripened mango? Be sure to find one when you come to Maui! When we bought our house, we planted a dwarf mango tree. Somewhere along the line the tree forgot that it is a dwarf and has been growing like crazy. After its first five[…]

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My late-blooming mango tree

As you may recall, our mango tree bloomed later than all the other mango trees around Kihei, or so it seemed to me. My friend brought us wonderful mangoes off her tree months ago (in May), in the mean time, I am sitting here, still waiting for my late-bloomers to[…]

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Yummy mangoes!

It’s mango season on Maui. Yummy delicious sweet mangoes. My friends emailed the other day – their huge mango tree is full of fruit, do I want some? Ah… yes! Here’s a word to the wise…. do NOT buy your mangoes at Costco or any of the other grocery stores.[…]

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Mango update

As reported a few months ago, the stand-off between Sig and our mango tree has come to an end. Sig brutally pruned the tree after our last harvest (two years ago). It was supposed to be a dwarf mango after all. Then the tree balked and focused on growth instead[…]

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Finally – Mango Blooms in our Yard!

Four years ago we planted a dwarf mango tree. Unfortunately, the dwarf mango tree forgot it was a dwarf mango tree. So after our first crop of amazing mangos (I think we ended up with ten or so), Sig went a little crazy on the pruning. He chopped off half[…]

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The best mangoes ever!

Have you stopped at Yee’s farm stand in Central Kihei? It’s a ‘shack’ with the occasional peacock on the mauka (mountain) side of South Kihei Road just past Amigo’s in Long’s Plaza.The mangoes are grown right there behind the fruit stand. Yee’s has two kinds of mangoes, my favorites are[…]

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Our first home-grown tree-ripened mangos

Our baby mango tree had a number of mangoes this spring… a few fell off prior to ripening, so we lanai-ripened them. They did ripen and turned out pretty good, but I’ve been impatiently waiting to taste them TREE-ripened! Finally was able to pick two of them the other day.[…]

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Mango harvest

Nearly 3 years ago we planted a dwarf mango tree in our back yard. As it turned out, it wasn’t a dwarf mango after all. The tree kept growing and growing, but there were never any blooms, never mind fruit. According to a landscaper friend you are supposed to prune[…]

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The bestest mangoes on Maui!

mmmmm…. Mangoes! I had a bit of a frustrating morning today, so I decided to treat myself. After running my errands, I went to Yee’s Orchard for some of his amazing Golden Glow mangoes. Oh my goodness. They are soooooo good. At 3.99/lb they are not cheap – but if[…]

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