Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A fruitful walk ;)

This is the bounty from our walk today! This morning we went past a farm in the neighbourhood overflowing with these huge Gourds ( I think!) with a sign saying "Please take". Why, thank you. Then, on the way home we went past a property that has fruit trees spilling over & chose some perfect Guava's from the grass beneath the tree. I think that the other fruit might be an unripe Persimmon?

The same place also has a tree heavily laden with Durian fruit! In case you haven't come across it before the flesh inside is super sweet & yummy but apparently smells like rotting flesh! Charming! The boys were begging me to go & ask if we could have one (like they'd be willing to try it!!) but there was a gate. And a dog. We have to settle with this photo ;)

EDITED: Thanks to a very observant reader (thanks kweker!) I am now informed that this is a Jackfruit not a Durian! Kweker called it a 'Nangka' which after reading up on wiki seems to be the South Asian name. Actually, after her comment this week I saw a few of these at the farmers market & that's where I realised that it was what we call a Jackfruit.  And... it doesn't smell bad! Hmmmm, maybe we will have to knock & ask to try one now!

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  1. Hi! I just want to say that I love your blog!! I've been following it for some time and I find numerous ideas for my 17-month-old daughter!

    I also want to add that I think that's a picture of 'nangka'--that's what we call it in Indonesian, not a 'durian'. Durian has sharper spikes, and usually rounder. Nangka is usually larger than durian, and has a more elongated shape, and the skin is rough, but not sharp spiky.

  2. wow, what a bounty. They are beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat. :)

  3. That's definitely an unripe persimmon lurking in that first photo - we have a tree drooping under them... can't wait!

  4. Thanks for all of your comments & extra info. I have edited my original post after kweker's comment - yes! I was wrong! It *is* a 'nangka' - or Jackfruit as we call it! :)

    I wonder how long it will take for the Persimmon to ripen?

  5. What bounty your found... aren't people kind?! Lucky you guys.


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