The other day one of my neighbors brought me this fruit to try. I am sure she told me the name, but now that I’m doing this post it has slipped my mind. Note to self – make more notes. Continue reading Another What Is It
I will give you a hint. This has a relationship with this post. Aw, come guess. You look stumped. I know you can do it. Put your thinking cap on.
Yesterday I was brought this fruit from Costa Rica. It is shaped like a pear. In Costa Rica it is called a Manzana de agua (water apple). I haven’t tried it so I can’t describe how it tastes.
Are you familiar with these? What is it called in Panama? I know the first word, but not the second. The first word is Marañon.
I have a new baby. It has been a while since I checked and today I noticed it. It looks like it is going to be ready in another week or two. Currently it is only about four to five inches and I think it needs to be a little larger. What do you think?
One good thing about living in a tropical environment is that pineapples grow well. When you buy the pineapple, remove the top and plant it. This will produce a new plant and fruit will follow.
When I was in Costa Rica recently, I saw two fruits that I hadn’t seen before, but had heard of.
The first was called a sweet lemon. I am really not sure why it has that name. I didn’t find it sweet. In fact I didn’t find that it had much flavor at all. It did contain a lot of juice and had no sour taste, so maybe the lack of sourness is why it is called sweet.
I hope I spelled it correctly. Mamones is a fruit that I enjoy buying here in David. You will see it being sold a lot along the side of the road. I understand it comes in red and yellow, but I have only seen the red ones.
It is interesting to look at and interesting to eat. You easily break through the outside skin and you find the fruit, which is similar in texture to a pealed grape. When you eat it, however, it is nothing like a grape. The fruit is soft and tough and chewy. The flavor is a combination of sweet and sour at the same time.
From what I hear the yellow ones are less acidy and sweeter. You can’t get them year round, but when they are in season, I try to buy them often.
Remember the pineapples that I showed a while back?
Well I am happy and sad to tell you that I couldn’t resist any longer and cut them. I must say that they were both extremely sweet and juicy. I wonder if they were sweeter because they were free.
One thing that I still have a little trouble getting used to here in
Panama is the color of some fruit. To me many of the citrus fruits look
almost the same and none look like I was used to in the US. The flavor
is good and if I didn’t see the fruit before I tasted it, I think I
would identify it correctly.
It is the color. For example here is a photo I just took of a tangerine
and a orange.
Both of the fruits are ready to be consumed. The tangerine on the left
almost made it to an orange color. However the fruit on the
right, an orange, looks like it should have been named a green not an
orange. I have to feel of them and by their softness I can tell if they
are ripe enough. It is just one of those things that doesn’t seem right