…an island on the net without a bearded dictator
to my shame, i’ve never seen this fruit before in my life.
Una ciruela Cubana !!!!!!!!!!!!
You got it freedom!
They are delicious. We had a family member sneak in a branch a few years ago. All my grandmother had to do is plant the branch, not a seed, and the tree came out.
My Grandfather used to take us to Jovellanos (Matanzas) to visit family en el campo where they had several ciruela trees as well as caymito. I loved them – they’re my one of my favorites next to mamonsillos.
They look like kumquats, you eat them whole and they have a citrus-like flavor. They are wonderful in both savory and sweet dishes. They are great in a tropical salsa, and they’re so pretty sliced on top of a tart.
Damn Val, I spent 10 years in the horticultural industry and you stumped me with this obscure fruta. I’m up on things now after a Google session. You can order a seedling in a 1 gallon pot here:
you are a cruel man! Just read your post and it sure brings back memories. Of course, I would never let them get that ripe. As a kid, I would climb the tree and eat the fruit right from the tree when they were “pintando” between green and yellow. I could not wait!
I’m guessing that these are not from “la matica” that your Mom planted for you?
I want one.
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