an apple with mango taste or a mango that looks like an apple in appearance, whatever..
We used to have an apple mango tree in front of our house when I was a kid. My father planted the tree and I guess he had a green thumb that even when the tree was very young, it already bears a lot of fruit. At that time, it was always noticed by neighborhood and passers by because of its fruit with pinkish and apple like color.
We love the apple mango tree but not the fruit. We were not really interested to harvest because we don’t like the taste at all. Yes, we eat, but it’s not our favorite fruit, as we find it dull for our taste bud.
It was just some years ago when we decided to cut down the tree as the old folks said that it gave us bad luck based from Feng Shui, and that a sour tree is never good planted in front of the house. if only I could turn back the time, I wouldn’t have let them cut the tree. Poor tree, my children would have enjoyed the fruit and the shade would have provided a cooler temperature especially during summer.
The taste of apple mango gives me a different taste like a medicinal herb. I would always prefer a ripe carabao mango. However when unripe, I liked it better as it isn’t as sour as carabao. I can eat it without shrimp paste or salt.
A few days ago, I bought a kilo of apple mango. Surprisingly, I like the taste now. Do taste buds change? I guess, yes! I find it sweeter now just as much as carabao.