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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to harvest green jakfruit?
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:26:07 PM »
I have a new tree loaded with its first jakfruits and I'd like to make gudeg, a dish which requires green jakfruit.  (My only experience with the unripe version is in cans of brine.)  So, at what stage can I harvest the green jakfruit?  And is there anything special to do in order to prepare it for cooking?  If anyone has experience with this, I would be grateful for tips -- Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:21:27 PM »
A friend in Hawai'i planted a 'fruit' tree more than 2 decades ago.  It is now an attractive tree about 25' tall and equally wide.  I am told that the fruit is inedible, but I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction for an identification.  The larger of the two fruits is 4" across and is a bit less from bottom to top.

Photos below.

Many thanks in advance for your help here,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mystery Fruit - please help ID
« on: December 05, 2020, 12:50:24 AM »
Today, while working on a fence in rainforest Hawaii, I came across some fruit on the ground.  Orange on outside, about the size (3" diameter) and shape of a large tangerine, but it is not citrus.  I took some leaves from a tree nearby but didn't see fruit in it, so I hope I got the right foliage.  The fruit skin is leathery and there is 1/2" or more of whitish flesh next to it before getting to the large 1"+ seeds in the center.  I didn't taste the fruit, though it smelled OK. After cutting it open, the exposed surfaces went brown very quickly.

PS.  I tried a Google image search using the picture of the whole fruit, but the first item to appear was 'spoiled fruit', so that didn't get me any closer to an answer!

Any help in identifying this from the forum experts will be greatly appreciated!

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