|Right nutmeg ready for harvest, left still in progress|
Grenada truly is the spice island. Nutmeg is the king of the island spices. Grenada is the second largest producer of nutmeg in the world.
|Red is the Mace. Brown is the nut.|
|Sorting nutmegs brought in by local farmers|
|Red is mace, yellow is dried mace, shelled nutmeg nuts on the right|
|Showing us the raking/turning process|
During drying the nuts must be turned (raked) daily. I forget how many weeks they dry.
|Racks and racks of drying nutmeg|
|Bags of nutmegs|
Production is still less than 1/2 of what it used to be before Ivan.
However each year yields are up over the previous year. As Cutty drove us around the island he would point out "broken nutmeg trees" and "not broken nutmeg trees" as they say on the island.
|Ric pretending to sort|
|Retired nutmeg worker but still gives tours|