Earlier this week, I managed to shake off the lethargy that had gripped me these past few months . I actually managed to haul myself out of bed get into my walking shoes. I braced myself to walk around the compound in semi darkness. But, being a reluctant walker, I was looking for an excuse to stop when I suddenly spied some huge shapes moving ever so slightly in the shadows.
On closer inspection I found these pendulous objects to be none other than jackfruit! I didn’t even know that this tree grew in our compound ! ￼
I love the jackfruit – a huge ugly monstrous looking fruit that I can eat in any form . When it is eaten raw, I make it into a salad or regular vegetable. When it is ripe I enjoy the sweet kernels . Even when it is over ripe , I enjoy the chewy goodness that is captured in flat sun dried rolls .
I’m just hoping the gardener shares some of this fruit with us residents .
Sharing this picture with other tree lovers on Parul’s #ThursdayTreeLove-65.
Do you love jackfruit ? While many people find its smell offensive I don’t .