Fruits of India......!!!

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#181 May 18th, 2014, 20:35
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The Sindhuri looks like the very one, thanks!

It would be wonderful to have a tree
#182 May 19th, 2014, 23:36
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I've just finished all the cherries I bought from Narkanda last week. After distributing a bowl each to my neighbors, I still had several servings. I liked 'em.

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#183 May 20th, 2014, 02:22
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Two varieties of banana that I could find nowhere in India but Kerala and south Tamil Nadu.

Red Banana (chengadali)

Nendran banana (big yellow bananas, from which banana chips are made)
#184 May 20th, 2014, 02:48
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Oh! I'd love to have those red bananas in out garden!
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Originally Posted by ashyashwin View Post Two varieties of banana that I could find nowhere in India but Kerala and south Tamil Nadu.

Red Banana (chengadali)

Nendran banana (big yellow bananas, from which banana chips are made)
The nendran banana ( actually its plantain ) is available in the uk in the raw form (green color). Its used cooked as a vegetable in Kerala and in certain African countries.
#186 May 26th, 2014, 02:56
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Alas ! In north India now you get only one variety 'Cavendish' !!!
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#187 May 26th, 2014, 17:50
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I've just finished all the cherries I bought from Narkanda last week. After distributing a bowl each to my neighbors, I still had several servings. I liked 'em.

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#188 May 26th, 2014, 18:09
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#189 May 28th, 2014, 14:45
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The Lychee (Litchi chinensis)

It is Lychee (Lichu in Bengali) time, folks!

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#190 May 31st, 2014, 10:47
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Rayuthu bazaar photos

In this part of the country, farmer's markets are known as Rayuthu bazaar. Expectedly they sell fruit and vegetables. What's so charming about them is the symmetry with which the fruits are stacked. I didnt carry a good camera so had to make do with my cellphone.

There were imported apples, oranges and pomegranates -
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Grapes from south AP
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Chikoo sellers (the fruit comes from Rajahmundry) - so sweet and soft that I've eaten four with the skin on. Just washed them and ate.
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Sweet, small banana (dont know the name of this variety)
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Watermelons - displayed with a flair.
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A part of the market has flower sellers. So active even at 8 pm.

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And of course, the king was there in all his glory. About 5 varieties are seen here. I bought from a pushcart outside the bazaar - each Baganapally was about a half kilo.

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I've stocked enough for next few days.
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Try having the guavas from the Kondapuram region Vaibhav.
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Out in my garden today...


Our pomegranate tree. On the right is the sapota bush.

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Pomegranates

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The wonderful, hard pomegranate flower

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The Sapota bush

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Sapotas. They are well hidden: there are far more than it seems

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Delicious, but oh-so-sweet and oh-so-filling. How will we ever eat?

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Hope you enjoy the pictures, I almost burnt my feet on the hot concrete drive taking them!


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Beautiful photos Nick . Hopping on the hot tarmac clearly didnt adversely affect the composition or exposure. I Love sapota (chikoo) so much and these look perfect!!
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I have a mango tree in my backyard. The fruits are very nice looking ...sweet too
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post I have a mango tree in my backyard. The fruits are very nice looking ...sweet too
Lucky man!

We often wish we had a mango tree, instead of a badam tree that doesn't produce anything useful. Mrs N often threatens to cut it down. I say, not without permission from the crows! So it's safe.
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