The Mango Reigns Supreme within the Miami Summer season

Two years in the past, shortly after transferring right into a historic house in Coral Gables, Catalina Saldarriaga discovered herself inundated with fruit from two large mango bushes on her property that she thinks have to be at the very least 60 years outdated. This 12 months, she is once more gathering 70 to 80 mangoes every day.

“It could be my favourite fruit,” stated Ms. Saldarriaga, 64, who grew up in Colombia with a lot smaller mangoes. “However you may solely eat one or two a day.”

She offers the remaining to associates, household, her cleansing girl, the contractors fixing her pergola. The mangoes that fall to the bottom, uneaten by iguanas, birds or squirrels, she leaves out on a grassy patch by her driveway for passers-by to take at no cost.

One man stopped on his bicycle to thank her. Somebody left flowers.

“What a delight,” she stated, “that another person can even get pleasure from them.”