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    The wife made fresh squeezed OJ this morning. She sent my niece to the Granada market and she bought 4 dozen of various sizes from hardball size to softball. The price break is at 4 dozen for 30 cords a dozen and with 2 extra oranges thrown in to make an even 50. Comes to about 10 cents each. Cheap by USA standards. It took about 10 oranges to squeeze out a liter of juice. Sometimes the oranges and the lemons here are as dry as the desert. These were pretty juicy.
    Was wondering about the price per dozen elsewhere?
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    Free here, but you got to climb the tree.
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    Try squeezing star fruit. Simply crush or use a blender, then strain, add 1/3 water some sugar if needed. Better than orange juice and it is free (on LCI anyway).
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    Sneezing?


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    Wacha mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Try sneezing star fruit. Simply crush or use a blender, then strain, add 1/3 water some sugar if needed. Better than orange juice and it is free (on LCI anyway).
    Tom....
    you know the spanish name for that fruit? My wife doesn't know what it is. This is nothing to sneeze at!
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    I was told but forget. It looks a little like a bannana but smaller and has a cross section like a star. It has a yellow skin when ripe.

    Here is a wiki link.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carambola

    Carambola maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Wacha mean?
    Nothin'.

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    Ahhh Jack exposed my edit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Free here, but you got to climb the tree.
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    Melocatan, same as peach, not sure of the spelling.
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    Melocoton.

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    Yeah...that is it!
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    I typically buy the oranges in Managua by the 50, prices range throughout the year, I think around September through November tends to be the cheapest. In Huembes about 38 for 50... but they get very expensive in a few more months, and can go up to over 140 cords for the 50 oranges.

    Mangos are just about here, so they will be dirt cheap.

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    Oh man I love Mango fresco Ice cold...
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    My mango trees are loaded with blooms, by May it will be all mango all day long.
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    I think it is just fascinating they come off during "Dry Time" all full of juice and the nicest flavor ever been.

    and then the Sugar Mango's late in the season smaller and sweeter.....
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    Don't know if I mentioned this earlier but apparently (from more than one source) there are two "sweet mango" trees on Little Corn. One of which is on my property. They tell me there is none better at all. Not being a mango afficionado, I could not get too enthused. Figured it might make good pig or goat food.

    Does anyone know what the difference might be?

    Has anyone tried the star fruit juice yet?
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    You have spoken a local truth that pisses me off with the locals lazyness at times they make the most wonderful jelly ever been and let 'em rot on the ground and as you say the pigs eat them.

    The jelly is so easy to make and keep it ain't even funny a few do but the majority don't so as I feel about it, Piss on them. (the locals) Let Daniel feed 'em
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    There are dozens of varieties of Mangoes here on the Islands. People here have names for them that do not correspond with the "common" names. Hard to say what is what, some I have figured out using old books from Florida and the internet, some may well be unique to here. I guess I now have at leat 6 different varieties on my place and 2 or 3 more on adjoining peoperties that land on my place.

    No one here eats Mangoes, only suck the juice, just so many. 2 years ago I was feeding a 5 gallon bucket of them to a pig twice a day.

    I will ask around about different varieties of "sugar" mango, I know a few informed old timers that should know.
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    Maybe I misunderstood, if you have one of the 2 on the island (read it to mean 2 different kinds), you can sell them, maybe 10 cord for 20, also if indeed it is one of 2 "good" mango trees on the Island you will have plenty of visitors when it is producing.
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    I wondered that, too. You'd think LCI would have more than two good mango trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Don't know if I mentioned this earlier but apparently (from more than one source) there are two "sweet mango" trees on Little Corn. One of which is on my property. They tell me there is none better at all. Not being a mango afficionado, I could not get too enthused. Figured it might make good pig or goat food.

    Does anyone know what the difference might be?

    Has anyone tried the star fruit juice yet?
    Bought a dozen star fruits today (melocotones) and the wife is making juice in the morning. I will advise! (5 cords a dozen)

    Btw, mangos are my absolute favorite fruit. I love it for breakfast. Sliced mango and banana together. I will ask my wife which type of mango she buys. Unfortunately, we leave just before the mangos ripen.
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    Hurricane Joanne (1988) wiped this Island clean. many trees fell over and re grew, as did one of my Avocado trees. There are some massive mango trees here. I had a mango stump in front of my house the stump was 5 feet across, took 3 months to burn it all the way.

    Sugar mangoes are scarce (in comparison to all the other ones), 2 neighbors have them and I have a small one that produces. I will just as soon have a hairy mango, I am only going to take one bite anyway, take the juice and grab another.
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