Fruit from My Mother’s Garden
In the mid-Atlantic region, I have heard of Italian men from the “old country” who nurture fig trees and carefully wrap them in burlap to help the fruit survive the winter ice and snow.If I recall, I had seen a full grown fig tree on Long Beach Island. But in Florida the figs flourish.
Calamansi is a citrus that is used in Philippine cuisine. To me, it is a cross between a tart lime and an orange. The above fruit is not ripe yet as they look like miniature oranges when ripe. They are used in soups and as garnish. Dapper G likes to mash them in drinks that he concocts.
This just shows a portion of the papaya stalk. A small tree can yield a lot of fruit. It’s an interesting plant to see when ripe as the fruit is attached to the stem of the tree. I was forever buying papayas and coconuts to let my students taste them. I don’t know why people are afraid to try different foods especially fruit.
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