Friday, May 22, 2009

When time hard mango bear nuff

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Julie, East Indian, Bombay, number 11, sweetie com brush me, Milly, Tommy Atkins, reddie, robin, blackie (known in some parts of the island as greenidge or fine skin), and of course the goodly stringy (a.k.a common mango or hairy) weigh down mango trees all over Jamaica right now. This year all our industries except agriculture have seen a decline, the government has imposed new tax measures, and Jamaica is all around feeling the effects of the global economic downturn and we so happen to be having a bumber crop of mangoes this year. Or is there something to the implied folk belief in Providence? When time hard mango bear nuff, so dem sey in Jamaica.

7 comments:

Abeni said...

Right now my trees are laden with mangoes and I couldn't be happier:)

Fly Girl said...

Lots of mangoes is always a good sign! I think mother nature knows something we don't.

Denise said...

It's mango season here in Ghana too Jackie - interesting the sync between both sides of the Atlantic uh? Am missing a good Tommy Atkins just about now!

Daisy Soap Girl said...

I need a mango tree. They are my favorite tropical fruit.

hbynoe said...

well if that is the case we here in Vincy under suffering like we never seen before..well as of recent. the mangoes looking at them making me feel voracious.

hbynoe said...

p.s yuh have some strange names there...
we have some down here too let me share.

Hossie
Paulie
Sealon
Grafted
Julie ( me thinks this common)
Ten a thousands
Sophie

Jacqueline Smith said...

That's the first I'm hearing those names- except for the Julie, right. It would be interesting to know the equivalent for each. We'd have to exchange photos. Or maybe your varieties are completely different from ours.