Saturday, April 2, 2016

2nd tree planting at Helping Haitian Angels

Local 'fil rouj' mango. Big pit and lots of string fiber.
Cory, Gener and Yvon took another truckload of fruit trees on Thursday to Helping Haitian Angels orphanage.

Total trees planted is about 100. Mostly mango, eggfruit, avocado and jackfruit.

Mango is a great tree, especially for dry areas of the tropics.

Besides producing loads of nutritious, delicious fruits, it uses very little water, gives heavy shade, and the wood is good for lumber and charcoal.

Mango diversity is amazing, from just like canned apricot to crunchy or spicey and flavors like honey, pineapple, coconut and more.

Kids love them and some people live on them while they are plentiful.

In many parts of Haiti, including around the orphanage, most of the mangoes have large pits and/or much stringy fiber. They are only good for eating fresh, not for preserving or slicing for a fruit salad.

The varieties we are planting are some of the best from Florida and Haiti.

Eggfruit is also drought resistant, tastes like very sweet sweet potato and squash, gets its name from its resemblance to hard boiled egg yolk.

It is very good eaten fresh, makes an excellent smoothie, and can be made into pie that is just like pumpkin pie.
Florigon, Nam Dok Mai and Irwin (or VanDyke) Mangos

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