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

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



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