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Mango or Soursop? Another Trick of Nature in Holguin
a mango that looks like a soursop. Photo: Jorge Luis Diaz Grass - Radio Juvenil
Nature keeps playing tricks in the Cuban municipality of Calixto Garcia, in Holguin province. The animal and vegetable kingdoms do not cease to amaze people there; that is the case of Danilo Gonzalez Carralero that lives with his family in the rural settlement of Cuatro Caminos.
Masaranduba, Nispero, Manilkara huberi, Amazing Crop in Holguin

One morning he was nicely surprised, as he admitted to Radio Juvenil, "My Granddaughter Yamilka came to me carryin' in her hand something I was unable to figure out what it was. At first I couldn't believe it. She told me, Grandpa, I took it from the mango three by the stockyard for the cows."

"I very often take a look at the mango trees I've got, from 20 to 30, but never thought nature would play such a trick; like givin' me six for nine, as people often say. See, a mango in my land that looks like a sour fruit. Wow, that's amazin'," he said with open eyes.

Danilo that bets on sustainable agriculture lives about four kilometers from Buenaventura – the municipal headtown – where he grows root vegetables, some types of banana and plantain, fruits and other vegetables; but also raises cattle.

Now, that nature played that trick, Danilo and his family are very attentive to the fruit plantations just in case they wake one morning and meet with the news that the soursop tree has given mangos; that would be one of the many tricks Mother Nature has been playing in that jurisdiction in the Cuban province of Holguin. What do you think? / By Jose Luis Diaz Grass - Radio Juvenil / Translated by Radio Angulo.

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