Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fruitful

One day, when I went to visit my friend, I saw an old man picking some round (may be a bit oval) green fruits from a climber plant (vine) that was growing on the public fence along the main road opposite my friend's house. He collected a huge bag of the fruits.

I assumed that the plants were wild plants as they were growing on a public fence. The fruits must be very useful or even edible for the man to be standing in the hot sun picking them one by one off the vines so a few days later, when I went to visit my friend again, I took some photos of the flower and the fruit. Then I searched the internet for the name of this fruit as my friend did not know what it was and I found the answer.

By looking at the photos below, do you know what fruit this is? It is edible and is sold in supermarkets but its colour is not green when it is ripe and supermarkets usually sell ripe ones only. Please make a guess. Thank you! :)

The flower

The fruit

30 comments:

  1. Very interesting. The fruit itself looks like avocado. I remember the one from my In-Law's garden look like that. But I'm not familiar with the shape of the leaves. :) So, did you pick some and try? :P I'm curious to find out.

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    1. Yes, I did. Do check out my next post. :)

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  2. Hmmm...no idea what plant is that.


    Looks a bit like what cantonese say "jit gua". Gourd with a bit of bulu on it. But its not round.

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    1. Thanks for guessing. It is passion fruit.

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    1. You are correct! :) You must be very well versed in plants and vegetables since you like to visit gardens with healing plants and vegetables.

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  4. Ya, I think it should be passionfruits. Looks like it ...

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    1. Thank you Wabbitfoot for your comment. Yes, you are right. Do you often eat passion fruit?

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  5. It is passion fruit. I have seen them being sold at our wet market. But I didn't know the leaves look like this though :)

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    1. Thank you "My Family's Memoir". You are correct! Have you bought any from your wet market before?

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    2. I haven't bought any yet, but I should if I see it again

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  6. Have no idea what fruit is that lol!!! =]

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment anyway. :)

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  7. Tamarind? (NO meh? then it's tamader!)

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    1. Sorry no but thanks for making a guess. It is not passioner either, it is passion fruit.

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    1. Special in a way but commonly sold in supermarkets.

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  9. hmm... i have not seen this fruit before!

    renaye
    http://renaye.nutang.com

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    1. Hello Renaye,

      Thanks for leaving a comment here. You may have seen passion fruit before but it did not leave an impression on you.

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    1. Sorry no but thanks for making a guess. It is a passion fruit.

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    1. Correct Rose. Thanks for visiting here. You must be well versed in your fruits. :)

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  12. I'd say it's a lime but the skin is too sleek.

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    1. Hi Jamie, Thanks for making a guess. It is a passion fruit.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by here. It is a passion fruit.

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