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The First Mangoes & Nigeria’s 1st Seasonal Produce Calendar, V1.1

by on January 25, 2017

Mangoes. My favourites and this variety from Ogbomosho has me so stoked.

It is pretty early though for these mangoes to be out. I mean, agbalumo is barely here and Nigerian mangoes, especially this variety normally show up in the first few weeks of February.

Global warming? Climate change?

For a fact, this harmattan season was the warmest and shortest I’ve experienced in a while and I’ve frozen and drank tea through a fair number. My assumption is warmer weather, faster ripening of fruit and vegetables and voila, Mangoes in January.

I am of two minds about adjusting the seasonal produce calendar. Remember it? Oh, how time flies. When I first published this produce calendar in October last year, I had no idea how frequently I would update – monthly? quarterly? In the end, I decided to go for quarterly so I could give myself some time and continue my observations.

So here it is, version 1.1 of the seasonal produce calendar.

I haven’t adjusted the appearance of mangoes here because it’ll take more than one sample to change 3/4 year old observations. So, on to this new calendar, what’s changed? I’ve adjusted colours, adjusted periods for some fruits – passion fruit, rose apple, etc that I’ve seen earlier than my initial observations.

Thank you for going with me on this journey to make a difference for our culture and cuisine. 

Read, comment, share what you know with me and share this with your family and friends.

Best xxx