Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The unique mango trees of Japan's Ishigaki Island



Mango trees were introduced to Ishigaki from Taiwan in the 1930’s. While they are only 277 km apart, the trees did not initially bear fruit because of the different in climate. Unlike Taiwan, Ishigaki receives a huge amount of rainfall during the mango flowering season that inhibited fruit setting.

(Click on the post title above for more)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments Welcomed, Spammers will be deleted on sight!