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.
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