We got some mangoes today, this kind is called Long mango or Longy mango in Jamaica. These mangoes would not be the first choice for many persons, and maybe they are the least popular of all mangoes, because of their appearance. Regardless of how they look, we like eating Long mangoes in our home. Over… Read More Jamaican Long Mangoes
Another summer fruit we enjoyed this week was the sweetsop. The sweetsop (Annona squamosa), which is popularly known as Sugar Apple, is also called ata or anon; and because it belongs to the custard apple family (Annonaceae), some persons call it Custard Apple.The sweetsop fruit is spherical through conical . . . nearly round, or… Read More Summer Fruits – The Sweetsop
Last weekend, my mom bought some naseberries during her visit to the parish of Manchester; these fruits are lovely, and delightful to eat. The naseberry (Manilkara zapota) is popularly known as the Sapodilla; it is also called zapote, chico, níspero, and sapodilla plum. The naseberry fruit is is spheroid to ovoid in shape, rusty brown… Read More Summer Fruits – The Naseberry
In Jamaica we have a wide variety of mangoes, and today we received some Black mangoes or Blackie mangoes. Blackie mangoes do not become red in colour like other mangoes, hence their name – Black mangoes; they are usually light green-yellow when ripe. Blackie mangoes are also not as sweet as other mangoes, making them… Read More Jamaican Black Mangoes
February is not only known for Valentine’s Day, it also time for Ackee in Jamaica. Most of the fruits on our Ackee tree are ready for reaping.Today I picked a few ackees, I got two and a half dozen. Here are a few of my ackee photos.
Today’s photos show a bowl of Carambola fruit slices that look like stars. Carambola is also known as Star fruit and Jimbelin.Recently we have been slicing up our Star fruits and eating them chilled; they are very tasty and refreshing when eaten this way. The slices are also addictive, for once you’ve eaten a star… Read More A Bowl Full Of Stars
It’s been years since I’ve eaten passion fruit, and today we bought some at the supermarket. Yellow Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) is also known as Golden Passion Fruit; it has a round to oval shape, and has a tough, smooth, and glossy outer shell. I understand that the Passion Fruit can grow to the size… Read More Yellow Passion Fruit