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Picking Mangoes today………

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    jmcal41jmcal41
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    and I need to know, what is the best way to wash sap off picked fruit. For some reason this year the sap burn seems to be particularly bad. Usually I just rinse in clear water and this is sufficient but not this season. Thankyou in advance for suggestions. Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to all!! 🙂 🙂

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    karyn26karyn26
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    Dont know anything about sap but I do loooooove mangoes,I’m on my way,not to pick but to consume.LOL

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    I believe a mild dish detergent can be used. Also try and sit them the right way so the sap drips straight out, not all over the mango.

    #516116
    mudhenmudhen
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    I’d probably stick to warmish water, but others might have better suggestions. However as one who suffered rather severe mango burn a few years ago, I can say PLEASE be careful with that sap. I had a helper tossing me mangoes down from near the top of the tree and got splattered with sap. My face swelled up, and I had the WORST itching on face, arms and legs that I have ever experienced. I missed one of my kids yr 7 graduation that was held 5 or 6 days after our mango picking. DH assured me that even with a hat and dark glasses I would frighten small children! Mangoes are part of the same plant family as poison ivy, and the itching is probably just as bad.

    #516117
    GoingGreenGoingGreen
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    i had no idea about the sap thanks for the info, sounds like you need to be very careful when picking.

    i put 5 trays of mango cheeks in the dehydrator this morning, my house smells wonderful

    #516118
    roundthebendroundthebend
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    When you pick them put them straight into a large tub of water and the sap sinks to the bottom……………..leave them for about ten minutes. The riper the fruit on the tree the less sap squirts out.

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