Friday, May 30, 2008

The neighbor's ciku tree

The house next to us has been empty for as long as we've been here. They have a large ciku tree that grows over their front fence and it has now become the neighborhood's ciku tree. I call it "ciku" but in Wikipedia, its referred to as Sapodilla.

Just take a look at all the fruit.



All the neighborhood kids help themselves to it. Their parents do the same. I got a bucket full today, as did two other ladies who live down the road.



This fruit is extremely sweet and has a unique texture. I can only describe it as soft, but firm, and grainy, if that makes any sense to you. I was quite surprised to find out that it has no sugar in it because it really is extremely sweet. According to Wikipedia, its also very low in sodium, and very high in dietary fiber and vitamin C. I guess I should take more advantage of this tree right outside our house. So far, we've only been using it as shade to park our car under.

8 comments:

Surfergirl said...

i love chico as well (thats what we call it in the phils)--very similar. just a weird observation: sometimes an over ripe chico can smell like beer

Kellan said...

Interesting fruit!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It looks lovely; the things we learn!

Mike said...
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Mike said...

Sounds very interesting to a sweetaholic.

Not one but two typos in the previous post. Had to delete it.

Nap Warden said...

Is it yummy?

Bilbo said...

Looks great! You have our address...you can send a box anytime!

Mike said...

For more than you ever wanted to know about this tree and it's fruit.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/sapodilla.html