“The fact that we had a very abundant avocado season on St. Croix, and mango season on St. Thomas, my instincts and my cultural DNA told me -
Jackson’s pronouncement was followed by a newspaper column, written by ecologist Olasee Davis, who made an identical claim. “Traditional knowledge has it that an abundance of fruits, especially mangoes and avocados, is a sign that we might be impacted by a storm,” said Davis according to virginislandsdailynews.com.
“Last year on St. Croix, and probably throughout the rest of the Virgin Islands, mangoes and avocados were in abundance. You could have gone on a fruit diet for the summer, there was so much local produce.
“There’s inherent knowledge of a community that is passed on from generation to generation. And this comes to us from our primordial instincts of thousands of years of observing nature.”