Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Name that fruit

I spotted these garish things at the supermarket, amongst all the "normal" weird fruit, like rambutans, jack fruit and custard apples.....oh, and some "Panama passionfruit" (must try those, they're HUGE and I'm seriously addicted to passionfruit). Anyone like to hazard a guess at what these are?

14 comments:

Irene said...

Dragon fruit?

coraspartan said...

They look like a hot pink artichoke to me. So my guess is some variety of artichoke.

Shauna said...

looks like a dragon fruit! i quite like em, they've got a nice mild flavour and tiny seeds like a kiwi. and you can't go past that gorgeous colour!

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Debstar said...

Its a Pitaya or Dragon Fruit. Go to
http://www.australiantropicalfoods.com/exotic.html
to find out more.

I bought a bag of rambutans when I was in Nth Queensland just because they were funny lookin'. Here they cost $1 each so I figured I would get better value out of a bag of grapes.

Kek said...

Ooh, there are a lot of adventurous bloggers out there! Yep, dragon fruit is the answer. Think I'll go back today and buy me one - I'm really curious about the taste now.

And I'm getting one of those Panama passionfruit thingies too. :p

crankybee said...

Buy Dragonfruit when they're firm, not too soft. When I lived in Malaysia, they were about 20c each! I lived on them!

Sara said...

I haven't seen any of those thingies over here *sulks*.

Chris H said...

I guess, left over Xmas tree decorations... they are too pretty to actually be a fruit surely! lol

Chris H said...

How come you guys get so many weird and wonderful looking fruit over there? We only get the boring old usual stuff! boo hoo

Hann said...

They are beautifull! I wonder if they get attached/eaten by birds and bugs alot because they are so bright?
Looking forward to hear about the taste!

LizN said...

Yes, the closest we get to fresh vegetables up here is wilting spinach :( sob! I have discovered those packets of Heinz Steamfresh frozen veg, but fresh is best :)

Hugs
Liz ;)

Enjoy!

Kek said...

Aww, poor Kiwis! I suppose your climate isn't ideal for growing tropical fruit, and with strict quarantine laws, they're not likely to be imported.

Lucky for us, good old Queensland produces all kinds of exotic goodies that the rest of the country can enjoy!

Chris H said...

HUMPH... rub it in then won't ya! I'm coming over there in 5 weeks and look forward to trying some of those weird and wonderful fruits.

Jadey 0:-) said...

I was far from impressed by dragonfruit :(

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