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Archive for March, 2008

Ahhhhhhhh Papaya


This is a papaya.  It’s a tropical fruit that makes life worth living here.  We have two papaya trees at the house, but they aren’t ripe yet. You cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill it with lime or lemon juice. It’s wonderful, and apparantely very healthy too.


This is a papaya tree.  They bear a decent amount of fruit, but not an amount so excessive like mangos where they’re falling on the ground and rotting and attracting all sorts of insects, rodents, and the like.  In about two weeks, this will become my morning breakfast fare. 

For as much whining as I do about being stuck on this rock, there are benefits.  There may not be a New England-esque autumn here, but we have the tropical fruits section nailed.  Oh, and don’t be afraid to eat the seeds, intentionally or accidentally.  They have a sort of horseradish taste.