31 January 2012
Now that it's summertime, there are more interesting Brazilian fruits available. Some are even right here in the garden.
Here is a fruit called Monstera Deliciosa, whch I mentioned in a previous entry. It seems to ripen very slowly; I have been watching it for months waiting for another one to photograph (and taste). This photo shows the plant - now that the two fruits have fallen, it is blossoming again. This is one of those plants that grows on another plant, but I think its roots do go down to the ground as well. (I'll have to check this again in daylight to be sure.)
Unlike the Monstera Deliciosa, which only grew three fruits in six months, there is a type of palm tree called Butia capitata which has provided massive amounts of fruit in a matter of days. The flower is a good meter long and quite beautiful.