Chrysophyllum (Star apple, Star apple, Cainito, Star apple, Milkifruit, Kaimito) DO NOT confuse with Kaimito (or Abiu). Originally from Central America, today it is cultivated in the tropics of South America, India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and Tanzania.
Spherical or oval fruits (up to 10 cm in diameter) are covered with a smooth inedible peel of green or purple-brown, depending on the variety. Continue reading
Salak (Salak, Salakka, Rakum, Snake fruit, Snake fruit, Salacca zalacca). A very popular fruit in Southeast Asia.
Teardrop-shaped fruits (up to 4 cm in diameter) are covered with a brown scaly skin, which to many really resembles snake skin. Continue reading
Azimina (Nebraska banana, Mexican banana, Asimina, banana tree, Pawpaw, Pau Pau) is originally from North America, more precisely from the territory of the southern US states. But this amazing, seemingly thermophilic plant is able to withstand severe colds up to −30 Celsius! And thanks to such resistance, one out of ten species – “Three-bladed Asimine” – is grown by amateur gardeners in our country. Continue reading