It’s Mango Time in Jamaica

Julie MangoesIt’s mango time in Jamaica. Yum, yum, yum and yum again.

We have mangoes about three times each year and we’re never tired of eating them.

Today we had a ‘Mango, orange and pawpaw fruit salad’ … it was refreshingly delicious.

I’m reminded of this folk song that we heard as children. The lyrics below are as follows:


Mango Time
Mi nuh drink coffee tea mango time
Care how nice it may be mango time
In the heat of the mango crop
When di fruit dem a ripe an drop
Wash your pot turn dem down mango time

De terpentine large an fine, mango time
Robin mango so sweet, mango time
Number eleven an hairy skin
Pack di bankra an ram dem in
For di bankra mus’ full, mango time

Mek wi go a mango walk, mango time
For is only di talk mango time
Mek wi jump pon di big jackass
Ride im dung an no tap a pass
Mek di best a di crop, mango time


Well, I truly wish I could share some of our mangoes with you … but you’ll have to come for them here in JA 😉

Jamaican Mangoes


One thought on “It’s Mango Time in Jamaica

  1. 🙂 Love it. You go girl. I’d forgotten about that song. Can’t get such delicious Mangoes here. We get Mangoes, but hard to find really good ones like the ones there; and the variety too.

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