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I agree with jitu yadav. Most of these exotic fruits are passed off as ramphal or something which lord ram ate in wilderness. I have bought both persimmon and chakotra/grapefruit as ramphal. Both are very tasty though.
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Fruits of India......!!!

I never heard of this ramphall before, but...

As with anything, that is name is misused for other things does not mean there isn't a real one. So, no argument, everybody's right?
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Perhaps Rahuldeva will confirm if the images are of same fruit he mentions



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they look like sweet-lime to me - and sweet-lime (mosambi?) does not really taste like grapefruit which are quite bitter.

Google says Chakotra is pomelo - which are much bigger than grapefruit or sweet-lime.
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post they look like sweet-lime to me - and sweet-lime (mosambi?) does not really taste like grapefruit which are quite bitter.
You do not see the size difference! Mousambi is much smaller.

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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post Google says Chakotra is pomelo - which are much bigger than grapefruit or sweet-lime.
Yes Pomelo, not much difference between the two. There are so many varieties of citrus that many times it is difficult to move beyond genus, kingdom and family, and both Pomelo and grapefruit belong to exact same of these.

Or it could be a cross and a new variety similar to grapefruit and Pomelo. Btw, your apple fruit trees were to die for, absolute heaven.
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I think by the time this simmering discussion comes to a boil, all these fruits would be sufficiently cooked for me to move these posts back to the lunch thread

p.s. happy Holi to all of you who enjoy this festival.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post You do not see the size difference! Mousambi is much smaller.
well this is a smallish sweetlime (and still green, like the new note) but it's roughly the same size as grapefruits in the UK

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...... Btw, your apple fruit trees were to die for, absolute heaven.
Thank you. - I miss the trees and the whole garden but it had become too much work - it took 2 or 3 full days just to cut the hedges. Pruning the espaliered trees took about the same but that was only once a year. The grass had to be cut every 2 or 3 days in the summer, and weeding the borders became a chore.
Still, downsizing is not easy!

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post ...So, no argument, everybody's right?
Ah, yes, but sometimes some of us are righter than others.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Thats because maharashtrian soil and climate is very conducive to all manner of fruits - native, tropical naturalized and Mediterranean. We don't get fresh figs, black grapes, large sapota , long seedless grapes, black grapes of the same quality as available in Pune for example.
i think that the diverse availability and quality of fruits, to quite a large extent, has to do with the fact, that Bhiwandi is a major cargo transportation hub. It probably has the maximum 'warehouses', apart from power looms, density ( and probably in absolute) in the country. These warehouses, where incoming freight is unloaded, are (also) used to aggregate different cargo for a particular destination. Under these circumstances, perishable cargo does find its way to the local market.
Bhiwandi has a huge Muslim population (~ 50%) and during Ramzan, the quantum and quality of fruits available is astonishing.
While visiting Bhiwandi, many a time when driving back to the 'residence' after our morning walk, i would stop the car at a wholesaler and get the latest offerings.
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post well this is a smallish sweetlime (and still green, like the new note) but it's roughly the same size as grapefruits in the UK
Did grapefruits shrink? In my memory, UK oranges are about the same size, or a little larger, than mosambi. Grapefruits, in SSI units, are much bigger. And revolting.
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Ah, yes, but sometimes some of us are righter than others.
So true for example, I'm participating in this little side conversation as safeda is not yet in season....

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Originally Posted by Earthian View Post It probably has the maximum 'warehouses', apart from power looms, density ( and probably in absolute) in the country.
That variety of fruit comes from within Maharashtra which is the fruit bowl of India. It's the third highest fruit producer state but I think it has the highest variety of fruit.

Anyways, this conversation is now smelling like an overripe banana.

Perhaps I should start another on the proper method of eating a safeda.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post this conversation is now smelling like an overripe banana..
Make banana bread. Yummy.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post That variety of fruit comes from within Maharashtra which is the fruit bowl of India. It's the third highest fruit producer state but I think it has the highest variety of fruit.
No denying or contesting that statement. What i mentioned was availability in Bhiwandi, at every nook and corner, in laaris, in wholesale shops, in fruit merchant shops. Don't find the same all over Maharashtra.

Debate officially closed. You can now make the banana bread.
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Are laaries anything like truucks?



This conversation smells like an overripe banana.

Thank you, v_a!
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