I think this must be a banner year for a bumper crop. Or a bumper year for a banner crop.
Mangos are everywhere! People who have mango trees (and almost everyone does, they are as common as maple or elm trees in the midwest) have to live with them falling on tin roofs and in their yard or down the hills where they splat on the street.
They are mangomaniacs.
This time of year a mature tree will drop 30-40 mangoes everyday. And the mango season lasts for a couple months, longer if a mangomaniac has a couple of different varieties.
We planted a mango tree before we knew the hills around us are covered in mango trees. Luckily it will be a few years before I start cussing the falling mangoes.
The mangomaniacs are complaining they can’t give them away – gardeners haul them away by the wheel-barrel load or truck load if they wait too long to pick them up.
The air is pungent with the aroma of rotting mangoes.
Meanwhile, many mango maniacs make majestic and masterful mango-ritas and mainline the maximum.
UPDATE: Here is Joni’s mangorita recipe:
make simple syrup first which is 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water cook and stir for about 8 minutes then refrigerate. I freeze the mangoes first and then nuke them about a minute in the microwave before using. In a blender put 3 or 4 oz tequila, 2 oz Cointreau, 2 oz simple syrup, juice of one lime, one and a half or two cups frozen mango, then about 9 big ice cubes. Blend! Serves two.