06-02-2018, 03:14 PM
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It's early June.  In Miami, this means backyard pineapple plants and and lychee trees are yielding fruit.  Soon it will be mangos.

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 06-02-2018, 03:21 PM
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All I can say is WOW! That is AWESOME! And beautiful!



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 06-02-2018, 03:56 PM
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I’ve never had a lychee, what does one taste like?

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 06-02-2018, 04:04 PM
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 06-02-2018, 04:30 PM
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(06-02-2018, 03:56 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I’ve never had a lychee, what does one taste like?

Like chicken....... Tongue

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 06-02-2018, 05:53 PM
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Wow! That looks fantastic Ricardo.

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 06-02-2018, 07:43 PM
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I remember these from last year, Ricardo. Yummmm..........

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 06-02-2018, 09:15 PM
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(06-02-2018, 03:56 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I’ve never had a lychee, what does one taste like?


Difficult to describe the taste. But the one's in the pic are really mouth watering. It's a commonly available summer fruit here in India. Sells for 2-3$ a Kg here. You must try it.


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 06-03-2018, 02:26 AM
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I love your backyard Ricardo!

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 06-03-2018, 04:44 AM
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I’m drawn to the fresh pineapple. Mmm, yum! And mango, too! The only mangos I have tried are from the market. I’ll bet a fresh one from the backyard kicks as#. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, Ricardo Smile

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 06-03-2018, 06:28 AM
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Supposedly a pineapple picked at the peak of ripeness is knock your socks off delicious as well.

Thanks for the pix! It's nice to see the opportunities elsewhere.

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 06-03-2018, 09:05 AM
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I've had lychee in Cantonese cooking (probably canned) but never had one fresh. Nor have I ever seen one as it comes from the vine (so to speak). Quite an interesting backyard garden. Now if I could just keep the rabbits off my pole beans my garden may start producing soon.

Dave

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 06-03-2018, 09:49 AM
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Ever heard/had a PawPaw ? Tastes like a banana,mango,pinapple combined. Native to North America, grows wild in the South East.

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 06-04-2018, 02:42 PM
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(06-03-2018, 09:49 AM)zipper Wrote: Ever heard/had a PawPaw ? Tastes like a banana,mango,pinapple combined. Native to North America, grows wild in the South East.

Yeah, they come from way down yonder in the paw paw patch.

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 06-05-2018, 05:15 AM
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Beautiful bounty Ricardo!

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 06-05-2018, 05:05 PM
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(06-02-2018, 03:56 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I’ve never had a lychee, what does one taste like?

Mike, I can't think of any fruit with a comparable taste.   Some people say a lychee is similar to a grape.  The white pulp has soft to medium firmness, and is sweet.  I know it can be hard to find fresh lychees.  However, most supermarkets carry canned lychees in the canned fruit or oriental sections.  The canned are not as good as the fresh, but you can at least get a sense for the taste.

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 06-05-2018, 05:12 PM
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Thank you for all the comments gentlemen.  Here is what the pineapple looks like when it first blooms.  You can see the green head of the pineapple starting to form in the middle of the bloom.

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 06-06-2018, 04:55 PM
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(06-05-2018, 05:12 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Thank you for all the comments gentlemen.  Here is what the pineapple looks like when it first blooms.  You can see the green head of the pineapple starting to form in the middle of the bloom.

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Cool...Never seen a blooming Pineapple, blooming onion, yes....but not a pineapple.  Smile

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