posted on May 02, 2011 10:00
What kind of fruit grows in Nica? Popoyo's amazing surf, although reason enough to live here full time, is not the only thing keeping me stoked here (family not included). The tasty fruit abounding in my yard takes a close second easily.
On our property right now we've got 3 green coconuts trees, 6 yellow coconut trees, 2 baby avocados, 1 lime tree, one lemon tree, 2 almond trees, 4 cashew trees, orange trees, olive trees, banana trees, green peppers, cilantro and papaya trees. Although not all in season right now, we are harvesting some of the tastiest mangoes and coconuts mother nature has to offer right now...
The first thing you'll see as you walk away from our little villa is one of our 6 year old Mango trees. She is in her second year of being a producer of some really sweet fruit and I'll tell you what, she's firing on all 8 cylinders for being a youngster! My wife really likes the Mango Rosas, it's one of her favorite varieties. Usually mangoes in general are harvested earlier in the year but this variety is a late bloomer being towards the very end of their summer or dry season.
The Mango photos give you a good idea of the color and size of this particular variety named Mango Rosa. Small but sweet as can be.
Cut a few slippery slices off, enjoy the sweetness while laying in one of our uber loungy hammocks feeling the tropical breeze and admiring the ocean view...
In the first photo you can see one of our many green coconut trees. Full grown green coconuts provide excellent coconut milk high in vitamins. A fantastic ingredient to cook with, make delicious fresh smoothies, or simply drink right off the tree. Ervin is ready to pick some ripe yellow coconuts. These babies are better for the meat that they produce. They do produce milk, but not as much and not as sweet as the green coconuts. However the meaty part is super tasty and that's what I personally like.
We've got our eyes on our 1 year old baby avocado tree which is grafted to a high yield early producing female cutting. We're told that she could be producing some nice avocados within the next 2-3 years. I'm definitely looking forward to this one bearing fruit.
The flower that looks similar to a plumeria but has different shades of pink has an incredible aroma! Pick a few stems to put in your vase and now you have a natural fragrance that can not be copied and reproduced!
Well we just received our first rain the other night and more will be on it's ways, so check back soon to see first hand the metamorphosis that will take place over the next few weeks. Summer "Verano" to Winter "Invierno"!