Panamanian Mango Trees

There are mango trees, and then there are mango trees!

I am familiar with mango trees. I had three in Florida, two of which survived a couple bad winters and were thriving when I left. Here in Panama there are mango trees everywhere, and many of them are very large and old. Today, I think I found the grandfather of all mango trees.

I’ve seen this tree from a distance many times, but I was so glad I took the time to go see it up close. We first went on our early afternoon bike ride, but the lighting wasn’t quite what I wanted. The sky was so bright and the tree was too dark among the other trees. I went back in the late afternoon about 30 minutes before sunset and that was better. The sky was low in the sky, I used a flash on the tree, and things balanced out a bit better. I included photos from both visits because there were a couple early day photos I liked anyway.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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19 Responses to Panamanian Mango Trees

  1. you are right! that’s a magnificent tree! i loved this slideshow! z

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  2. janna hill says:

    Oh that is an interesting tree. I too wonder how old it is???

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    • kristc99 says:

      Me too! I know of another, and a guy in his 50’s remembers eating mangoes from it when he was a little kid. That one doesn’t look nearly as old as this one.

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  3. Kongo says:

    Now THAT is indeed a grand tree!

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  4. magnificent….does it still bear fruit?

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    • kristc99 says:

      I don’t know. It doesn’t have flowers, but mango trees here are just starting to flower and many of them don’t have any flowers yet. I’ll have to keep an eye on it over the next few months.

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  5. Nystp says:

    Love your blog, love your pictures, love the regularity in which you blog…
    Please don’t go too high-tec with whistles and slide shows…

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  6. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012. You can check it out here: http://klling.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/blog-of-the-year-2012-2nd-star/

    Happy New Year!
    Kim

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  7. LuAnn says:

    Great slideshow. Panama is a country we would very much like to visit someday.

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  8. Amy says:

    What a majestic tree! Thank you for the slide, Kris!

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