Mangos originated in Souther India and were distributed by the Spanish all over the Tropical world.

In the Dominican Republic,  Mango season is divine. There are mangos everywhere. The best have always been the Banilejos. They are small like a peach and have hardly any fibrous strings. Some are used specifically to feed pigs since they have so many strings. We had a Banilejo tree that the rats loved so we could never get fruit from it. But, it was beautiful so we let it be.

You can now buy very large mangos in the supermarkets that are similar to the banilejos.

The trees are massive and give and incredible shade.

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