About this blog right here. Uh huh...

Some people call my luv of mangoes 'a fetish'. Meh. I say it's gone way beyond that! This blog's my homage to the succulent fruit - memoirs, poetry, random thoughts, pics & anything mango-related I can get my tongue on.

Saturday, June 6

Under the Right Conditions, Can a Mango Tree Grow in England?

mango tree
Hear me out, ok?

I've been thinking: if it's possible to mimic tropical temperatures in a greenhouse, then is it at all possible for a mango tree to be grown in a greenhouse in England? Under the right conditions, with the right soil and tender loving care, couldn't a mango tree be made to feel at home right here ...in England?

If it grew and bore its first fruit, I wonder what it'd be called? I don't think it should be named after a person (unless it's after me, of course, ahem.)

'The Mango Tree That Grew' - maybe it could be called a combination of those words - or an acronym: T.M.T.T.G (The Mango Tree That Grew), but with a couple of vowels in between...TAMTATAG...the Tamtatag Mango! Or maybe drop the G and just call it Tamtata Mango. Could I have a kilo of Tamtatas, please? Hmmm. I like the sound of that.

So, to the mango tree that will more than likely never exist, but will always exist in my head, I name thee: Tamtata ...for your invisible fruit tastes just as exquisite.

(img credit: miamism)


...that in Hinduism, the mango tree is considered to be sacred because Prajapati, the Lord of Creatures, was changed into a mango tree.


Fellow Mango FReakoids...

* Marney Makridakis
* Whisper of Madness [a salivating description of a mango]
* FreshMangos.com
* Gift Mangoes
* National Mango Board


My Nemesis ;-(

* Kaptain Krayola