Our custard apple tree fell in 2014, but luckily for us, we had a couple more trees growing in our yard; and now at last, they are bearing fruit. This year, we will have a crop of about five custard apples . . . it’s a small start, but there will be many, many custard… Read More At last . . . Custard Apples
One summer fruit seen in abundance now is the mango; and at almost every corner we see vendors selling mangoes, along with Otaheite apples, and avocado pears. Recently we got a few Saint Julian (Julie) mangoes, they are a favourite for many persons. I like them because these mangoes are tasty, and I have never… Read More Five Ways We Eat Jamaican Julie Mangoes
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.