Mangoes Grown the Right Way

At the local market the other day, I was shopping for mangoes.  Most of the mangoes I had recently were insect contaminated or partly rotten, even if they looked OK on the outside.  Then on one table, I spotted a gorgeous mango for sale, so I enquired as to the farm from which it came.  Turns out I had done soil analysis at that farm.  This mango, pictured on the left, stayed good for a week in the refrigerator.  It was perfect!  It was sweet (high Brix level), and had great texture and flavor–perfect in every way.  The mango on the right looked like most of the mangoes in this area–covered with a fungus called anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides).  When plants get the nutrients they need, they are much more disease resistant.  They also more pest resistant, taste better, have a longer shelf life, and yield more abundantly.

2016-07-11 Mango left 15 brix Nelson farm

 

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  1. Michael Wendt says:

    Mahalo’s Dr.Bogs as I love any information I may come across. I have been an advocate for organics for 30 years !! The proof is in the product, better tasting and mainly for me much better for mother earth. Its nice to hear from you and super nice to have such a sound,solid food advocate on the Big Island ! I look forward to meeting you when I return home the first week of Dec.And am looking forward to reading your book Jana ! Thanks Again and Aloha e Michael

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