Flowers on a Mango Tree

Mangifera indica L.

Name: Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

When our mango trees are in flower, two things are certain: a) delicious fruit is on its way; b) I will be sneezing until the fruit replaces the blossoms.   I am allergic to mango pollen, but fortunately I am not allergic to the wonderful fruit!

Tip for the allergy-prone from someone who has learned the hard way:  Never hang your freshly laundered bedsheets out to dry on a clothesline strung under a mango tree that is in bloom! ;-)

7 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

Well, I guess if you really like the fruit you might have to put up with the sneezing. LOL. Pretty flowers, and I hope they have a wonderful scent.

BNS said...

Hi Becky - Re the scent of mango blossoms: I wouldn't dare sniff them to find out if they smelled nice. LOL

Bobbie

Sheila said...

Interesting and dainty-looking bloom. I would have guessed that mango blooms would be larger than that.

BNS said...

Hi Sheila - You mean more like the size of an apple blossom? I don't think there's a real correlation between the size of the blossom and the size of the fruit it bears, but until you mentioned it, I hadn't even thought about it!

Bobbie

antigoni said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm sorry your allergy doesn't allow you to enjoy these flowers but you can enjoy the fruit. That's something.

kml said...

Yikes - that could make for a most miserable time! Can't wait to see the fruit!

BNS said...

@ Antigoni - Yes, I just try to stay away from the tree when it has flowers. Fortunately they turn into fruit before long.

@ Kathy - I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the fruit, just for you! ;-}

Bobbie