Wednesday, July 18, 2007

PR Fruit

A in front of a small banana plant.

The banana plant is not actually a tree, although some plants get to be more than 20 feet tall. Each plant grows one bunch of bananas and after those bananas ripen, the plant dies. This is a relatively small bunch. Our host said that some of their larger bunches weigh as much as 100 pounds!!! That's a LOT of bananas ripe at once. He said they eat a bunch, give their guest as many as they want, make banana bread, share with the neighbors. And when they are dealing with 100 lbs, often the neighbors goat gets some too.

This is a breadfruit hanging in the tree.

This is an avocado tree. They should ripen up sometime this fall, I think we were told.



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