Once again you've written a excellent article,from which your first hand knowledge has taken you to boundaries a lot of people from the Midwest,will never have the opportunity to ponder.
In which the grocery stores here, have yet to carry such items for people to taste.
For the first time I am growing Jackfruit,have never tried this fruit before,so I'm hoping to keep this tropical fruit tree growing long enough to come to fruit,just to say I've tried something new,that most people have never even have heard of before.
In the greenhouse now,I have 3 kinds of bananas in fruit,waiting in patiently for them to ripen,so I can experience first hand the taste of a home grown banana,to see for myself a difference if any from the store bought variety.
Once again,I'd like to commend you on a article well done!
This was eye opening for me and next trip to the produce aisle will have me looking for unusual fruits to try. This past summer I tried a Canary for the first time and fell in love. The price is enough thou so I can only savor it on special occasions when in season. But you now have me thinking, maybe I can grow my own...hummmmm.
As always you have taken us to another part of the world that we didn't realize existed. Thank you for a well written, informative article. We have oriental markets within 20 miles, may have to do some exploring.
In the next three plus weeks we will all at least be on the same continent. Just where could we meet to grocery shop. I do know that if it isn't in Houston, it ain't in the states. Very, very cosmopolitan city. Dallas is a wannabe. Now remember, I am born, bred, live in Dallas but stayed in Houston for several months. What a place. Sure to find exotic fruits there somewhere.
Great article Shari! For all those tropical fruit ethusiasts who live in or plan to visit Hawaii, make sure you check out Frankie's nursery at Waimanalo on the island of Oahu. On his fruit farm/nursery he has hundreds of different kind of tropical fruit. Many you will not even have heard of before. August is the best time to go...lots of free fruit samples :0) . Aloha