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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #475 on: January 16, 2020, 06:39:59 PM »
For fresh eating and non-cooking or savoury fruits:

1. Feijoa - From a borderline colder area such as New Zealand.  It is a completely different fruit in those areas
2. Soursop
3. Jakfruit - Soft - I have yet to try a crisp variety
4. Achacha
5. Mangosteen


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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #476 on: January 20, 2020, 04:31:14 AM »
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)

What a bizarre culinary fetish. The membrane I could understand, but the exocarp of a lychee?? To me it is putrid and dusty from debris of pesticides. But it's still the easiest way to open a lychee without a juicesplosion.

One thing I discovered by accident biting into a passionfruit when I was too lazy to get a knife: there was a durian aroma. I think I read another testimony on the forum regarding this too.
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #477 on: January 21, 2020, 06:26:04 PM »
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)

What a bizarre culinary fetish. The membrane I could understand, but the exocarp of a lychee?? To me it is putrid and dusty from debris of pesticides. But it's still the easiest way to open a lychee without a juicesplosion.

One thing I discovered by accident biting into a passionfruit when I was too lazy to get a knife: there was a durian aroma. I think I read another testimony on the forum regarding this too.
Pesticides? Only if you buy them from the supermarket. Grow them myself, so know there's no pesticides!
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #478 on: February 12, 2020, 05:17:53 AM »
Only five?!?!?

OK:
  • Mango, one favorite cultivar is Banganapalli but hoping to experience more :)
  • Jakfruit, both ripe and cooked green
  • Sapodilla
  • Dates of all varieties, especially black dates
  • Tie between guanabana and cherimoya

OK, I cheated a little on that last one. As far as fruits I have tried and would never have again, that list only has one entry and his name is Durian! Not my cuppa tea!

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #479 on: February 12, 2020, 12:48:00 PM »
There are so many fruits to chose from. If i must chose top five then here are my favorites:

1. Mango (Anwar Ratol variety)
2. Cherimoya
3. Sunder Khani Grape
4. Hami Melon
5. Sumo Orange

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #480 on: February 13, 2020, 02:02:39 AM »
This is a fun thread with over 100,000 views, an amazing number.

Cherries from the North West  (ripe cherries travel very well to Florida which is about as far from Washington State as you can get)
Apricots-- Good ones hard to find outside of California. They get soft-mushy too quickly. They must be grown in Southern States but are sold locally.
Mangoes grown in your backyard or my backyard
Pears but must be dead ripe. I have eaten only 10 times in my life
Raisins in oatmeal rank high. Buy whole oats and grind them in a coffee mill. I sometime grind the oats in a hand crank mill. You can take these ground oats and make Scottish oatcakes too.

Disclosure - I have posted the same fruits 5 times on this "hardy perennial" thread

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #481 on: February 13, 2020, 06:06:08 PM »
It's fun to see how my list changes over time. After eating lots and lots of durians i have to include it into my top 5.
1)lychee
2)mango
3)durian
4)watermelon
5) cherry, especially the tart ones like Royal Ann.
But there are so many good fruits it's really hard to narrow down to only 5! Really best has to do with grown under best conditions, preferably on my own farm.
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