G'day, how ya goin? :)
Aint fruit great! :D
A friend brought back some fruit from a place called Tropical Fruit World last week. Some we haven't tasted before and we would love to know how to tell when they are ripe.
Jakfruit - it was bought last Monday, today is Sunday, the seller said about a week till ripe, it has softened up... when we push anywhere on the 'spines' the area around yields. It also has an aroma. Does this mean it is ripe and ready to eat? If so, how long will it last like that? It is big, so we would like to open it at the best time so as not to waste it. The colour has also changed, from a lighter colour with some green in it, to brown.
Sapote - When Mandy opened a green or mamey sapote it was rotten. I have had this happen a number of times with various types of sapote, I reckon I have only ever had one that is ripe. How do you select your sapote and how do you know when they are ripe?
Jaboticaba - the skin is slightly bitter, is this how they usually taste? They are very soft.
Pomegranate - how to tell when it is ripe? (hey, just noticed that there is a sticker on it that says it is from California... man, why is a huge Aus. fruit farm importing fruit? :( )
Any help would be great, it's a bummer to open unripe fruit. I took some photos but I haven't been able to find the cord to connect the camera to the computer.
I also had some sapodilla/chiku for the first time. Wow! :O A rich caramel taste, similar to pears stewed in a caramellised sugar. Mmmmm, sweeeet!
And had mangosteen for the first time a few weeks ago, yum!