Living with Dyslexia in Malaysia

Fruits of my labour


Freak storm broke the Banana trunk. Pisang Tandang -we had  5 combs of bananas weighing 8.6 kg


Mata kucing.  One bunch has 100 odd fruits. Very sweet and succulent. We had 16 odd bunches.  Unfortunately we only managed to harvest 6 bunches and the squirrels ate the rest.


Crunchy guavas.  At its peak there were more than 20 big fruits of average 300gm each. A  couple of guaveas  were 500gms. Nowadays  this tree has very few fruits  – not enough attention from the house owner Ha! ha!….


Freak storm and my papaya tree laden with fruits fell.  The unripe papayas makes a delicious dish, grated and stir fried. Also suitable for soups.


When this tree had its first fruits, it was so sweet but nowadays, the weather or too much watering by the maid?? somehow the fruits are not so sweet. This fruit tree is in a pot – 2 ft diameter. at its peak had over 30 odd fruits to eat. so thirst quenching, eating it as it is – no need to add black sauce with sugar.  Eat it neat.


Kendongdong fruits.  The ones that I have are very crisp and crunchy like apples. Not sourish.  The young shoots eaten raw reflects the kendongdong taste. Can really give you a ‘wake-up’ call.


Pei Par fruits. The Chinese community would know the famous  ‘Pei Par Kau’ cough medicine. The flowers and buds are like the jambu air flowers.


Purple custard apple.  Not many fruits from this tree.  So far only 3 fruits. Tree is in a metal box (recycled cheque  deposit machine, compliments from hubby)


Pineapple was sweet but small -palm size only due to the fact that it was in a small  8 inch pot.  Have planted the crown into a bigger pot but to date not fruits yet.


Red jambu air plant also in a pot near the green jambu air plant.  Somehow there are not that many red jambu air fruits compared to the green ones.

Other fruit trees in my corner terrace house are:  mango, rambutan, Brazilian longan, sour sop, lemon, pomegranate, coconut, figs, cherries, sugar cane, starfruit, ciku, pomelo,  jack fruit, dragon fruit and abiu.  Mostly planted in pots or metal boxes (in my back lane) due to  space constraints. Also easier maintenance if in pots.


October 13, 2009 - Posted by | food from my garden

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Suet,

    I recently got interested in detox program and after reading Brenda Watson’s book, ‘The Detox Strategy’, I can see why you are into organic food. I am not as lucky as you to hv a garden to farm organic produce. But am now more conscious of buying organic food and reading food labels.

    I thought I would like share some information that I have learnt from Watson’s book (please disregard if you have already heard about it). She explains that organic diet and certain detox program can help autistic and Ad/HD children. Such diets eliminate the toxins from the body and help to calm them and build better brain cells connection.

    She also recommends exercising on a rebounder (trampoline) to speed up elimination of toxins from the body. I find it to be the best and easiest way for indoor exercise, ie. can walk, run, jog or jump on the rebounder. No need to walk around the park or take evening walk anymore! Plus, very good for those who has weak knees or joint problem. Have you tried exercising on a rebounder? Please share your experience.

    Comment by Audrey Lee | October 27, 2009 | Reply

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