These were the Custard apples I plucked before the squirrels could get at them. They have to be kept in a closed box for a day or two befor they ripen. The custard apple is also called the Sugar apple . Although they are full of seeds, they have a very nice frgrance which makes them a popular fruit. The seeds , when powdered, make a good aphid repellant for plants. The tray they are kept is a biodegradable one made of Areca palm leaf.
The pink and white fruit of the Indian blackberry, Karaonda will be ready for harvesting in a few days. Squirrels don't like these fruit as they are sour, with a tinge of bitterness. We can make pickles and preserves from this fruit.
Talking of bitter taste, this is the Bitter gourd relished by Indians. Mine are pale green, almost white, and not so bitter. The bitter gourd is good for diabetics.
The pineapple is very small , but I hope it tastes good!
These are some of the fruit that are growing in my garden.
A great garden bounty for you! The pic of your custard apples makes me long for some ice cream made with its pulp!ReplyDelete
Oh I'm craving custard apple so badly! I haven't seen one for sale since last summer when I paid 5 dollars for one! I'd pay 10 to have one right now!ReplyDelete
Delicioso.....I love sugar apples, I have some seedlings growing in pots. I was offered a tree many years ago and refused now I regret it. I am sorry , I do not like the bitter gourd we call keralli down this side. I have never seen the Karonda on the island.ReplyDelete
What neat fruits, so different than what we can grow here. The blackberries here look and sound completely different. This was such an interesting post!ReplyDelete
Fresh fruits from garden are always yummy! have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! How wonderful all these fruits!! They look so lovely from the photo. I am sure they taste great! Good that you pluck them before the squirrels do ha ha... enjoy the fruits and the weekend :-DReplyDelete
Your fruits are so beautiful and exotic looking!ReplyDelete
nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!..................................................................ReplyDelete
Custard apple so early this season? We get them here only in Sept-october.ReplyDelete
Shailaja, it is a daily race between me and the squirrels to get the fruit first!ReplyDelete
Rainforest Gardener, I wish I could send some over to you!
Helen, the karaonda repels thieves and snakes, I believe.
Stephanie, this morning I went and plucked two, but the squirrels had got three!
Floridagirl, thanks .
Radha, our summer starts early and ends early in the south.
oooops! you should have woken up earlier! ha ha...ReplyDelete
I am seeing this karoanda fruit first time..ReplyDelete