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BS: What's your favorite fruit?

28 Dec 04 - 06:03 PM (#1366254)
Subject: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: harpgirl

It's blood orange season in Florida and they are my favorite. The oranges are all good here but bloods are especially sweet and juicy with no seeds. MMMMMMMMMMM

Wish I could share blood oranges with everyone:read about blood oranges


28 Dec 04 - 06:04 PM (#1366256)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Blissfully Ignorant

Mangoes. Love em.


28 Dec 04 - 06:05 PM (#1366257)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: ranger1

Moroccan clementines. Makes Florida citrus pale in comparison.


28 Dec 04 - 06:15 PM (#1366271)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Georgiansilver

Bananas and pears eaten together..mmmmmmmmm. My everyday breakfast.
Best wishes.


28 Dec 04 - 06:28 PM (#1366283)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST,BIG ANDY

chicken


28 Dec 04 - 06:30 PM (#1366287)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Once Famous

pineapple


28 Dec 04 - 06:33 PM (#1366290)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: number 6

Grapefruit. Can't start the day without one. Mangoes, specifically the ones from India are also a fav.


28 Dec 04 - 06:33 PM (#1366291)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST

Raspberries, pineapple, those juicy clementines! And apples. We don't get much in the way of blood oranges in Minnesota, but when the oranges and grapefruits come in, I love those too.

I also love dates, especially in baked goods. Or cream...


28 Dec 04 - 06:36 PM (#1366294)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Bill D

favorite to eat...probably fresh Mango...maybe mixed with Strawberries

favorite for a pie...Gooseberries

favorite to read about?...Durian...*wink*..(I got some Durian jam for Xmas)


28 Dec 04 - 06:37 PM (#1366297)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: freda underhill

we have just planted a mango
tree in our backyard..


28 Dec 04 - 06:39 PM (#1366300)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: freda underhill

for a delicious salsa, try chopping avocados and mangoes in small squares, and stir with a little sweet chilli sauce!


28 Dec 04 - 06:42 PM (#1366304)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Peace

Tomatoes. Love 'em with a little salt. Eat 'em like an apple.


28 Dec 04 - 07:42 PM (#1366355)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Joybell

Custard Apples.
Tried "Miracle Fruit" once. Strange little berries from Africa with not much taste but everything you eat afterwards, for an hour or more, tastes sweet. WOW! Joy


28 Dec 04 - 07:45 PM (#1366357)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST

I forgot to mention fresh blueberries and fresh cherries. Ymmm...


28 Dec 04 - 07:55 PM (#1366364)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: pdq

Pick a fresh ripe papaya. Cut in half and remove seeds. Squeeze a tiny bit of fresh lime juice around the edge. Yum.


28 Dec 04 - 07:56 PM (#1366365)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: harpgirl

Cherries from Michigan are my second favorite fruit.

We had a mango tree at the old homestead in south florida and I find them stringy to eat and difficult to bite into or chew, messy, and difficult to cut into bite size pieces. Plus your fingers get unbearable sticky.

I love picking blueberries and I have four bushes to plant in the yard as we speak. Still too cold I think. Are Moroccon clementines red inside? What do they taste like?

Grapes are the most widely grown fruit in the world I'm told.


28 Dec 04 - 08:33 PM (#1366395)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Once Famous

Actually I like forbidden fruit.


28 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM (#1366398)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST

Grapes! I love grapes! How could I forget grapes!

And pomegranates. How could I forget pomegranates. And lemons. I used to eat them with salt when I was a kid.

Watermelon. Musk melon. Cantelope. But only when they are super sweet, juicy, and ripe.

Strawberries. Dipped in dark chocolate!


28 Dec 04 - 09:16 PM (#1366432)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Little Robyn

Fresh figs - from our fig tree!
They're green on the outside and, when ripe, bright red on the inside.
There's nothing better!
Robyn


28 Dec 04 - 09:19 PM (#1366436)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Cluin

In summer, watermelon

In winter, clementines

And pineapple anytime.


28 Dec 04 - 09:21 PM (#1366440)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Metchosin

Mangoes, really ripe and drippy.


28 Dec 04 - 09:59 PM (#1366450)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Padre

Blackberries from the bushes behind our house. And mangoes when I go to visit relatives in Florida.

Padre


28 Dec 04 - 10:16 PM (#1366457)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Rabbi-Sol

Jackfruit. Size does matter.
                                  SOL ZELLER


28 Dec 04 - 11:20 PM (#1366490)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Kaleea

Just the other day I heard a fellow asking another fellow "Who's your favorite fruit?"


28 Dec 04 - 11:27 PM (#1366493)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: maire-aine

Dates. Black raspberries from my back yard-- they usually come in the first week of July. Is coconut a fruit? Pineapple & coconut-- pina colada, anyone?

Maryanne


29 Dec 04 - 07:51 AM (#1366654)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Sandra in Sydney

custard apples!!

Joybell, looks like we have something else in commmon, have a look at this website: http://www.custardapple.com.au/index.php. I've included the URL incase the clicky doesn't work (tho testing it got the website)

Oz custard apples site


I also love plums, dates, green seedless grapes, & I almost forgot the most seasonable of seasonable treats - the plumcot (plum/apricot cross only available for 2 or 3 weeks)

sandra


29 Dec 04 - 12:42 PM (#1366807)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Kim C

Blueberries.


29 Dec 04 - 01:40 PM (#1366855)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Donuel

The most delicious fruit combo I have had was half watermellon juice and half orange juice. It creates something so good and unlike its constituent parts its amazing.


29 Dec 04 - 01:56 PM (#1366869)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Peace

"Is coconut a fruit?"

Yep.


29 Dec 04 - 04:57 PM (#1367029)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Joybell

Thanks Sandra. I once visited Lismore (far North-East in New South Wales for furreners) and they have a variety of custard apple that is the size of a football. Wonderful flavour too!   They don't carry it seems so they're not found far from where they are grown. Have you tried them with passionfruit squeezed over them?
And yes! Plums - greengages! We must get together one day and have a feast. Cheers, Joy


29 Dec 04 - 05:57 PM (#1367085)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST

Whatever is in season.


29 Dec 04 - 06:27 PM (#1367116)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: LilyFestre

Grapefruit, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas, fresh picked apples, tomatoes, mangoes and frozen peaches....YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I want a nice big fruit salad....gee...I wonder why!!!!!   :)

Michelle


29 Dec 04 - 06:28 PM (#1367119)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Molly Meldrum


30 Dec 04 - 08:09 AM (#1367516)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Sandra in Sydney

Robin!! shame on you. Tho I suppose a Foolestroupe is completely shameless.

Joy - strange you mentioned passionfruit - JennyO brought a few from her luxurious plant yesterday (along with a few real tomatoes) Wot a shame custard appples are finished until next year, but maybe I can freeze some of the pulp & use it when they are around again.

sandra


30 Dec 04 - 08:56 AM (#1367541)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: harpgirl

I want to taste a custard apple...


31 Dec 04 - 04:44 AM (#1367877)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: dianavan

Mangoes floating in a bucket of cold water flowing from a garden hose after working with a crew laying asphalt on a blistering hot day .................................................................
...or papayas fresh after swimming in the Sea of Cortez watching phosphorescent breakers under a full moon.


31 Dec 04 - 04:52 AM (#1367883)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Ellenpoly

Fresh Figs!

It's still my most intense memory of when I lived in Greece- going to a nearby tree and picking off fresh figs, peeling and eating them. YUM!

I'm utterly convinced that these were the original "Forbidden Fruit".


31 Dec 04 - 06:43 AM (#1367936)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Sandra in Sydney

harpgirl - I hope you can find a custard apple somewhere, they are yummy & got their name cos of their custardy taste. I originally met them under bad circumstances. Our office went to the conference room of a 3/4 star hotel for a @#$%^& boring Sales Training session. The only good thing about the day was the custard apples on the buffet & I got addicted.

Great happiness today when I went to the fruit market - PLUMCOTS are around at their ususal price of around $16 per kilo when other plums are $6 or $7 per kilo, but I have 5 delicious plumcots in various stages of ripeness just waiting to be eaten. They are a new fruit & not many growers plant them, but I assume as more people eat them, more will be planted & prices will fall.

Now does a plumcot go with strawberry yohurt, or will I wait tll tomorrow to eat one? Answer - Put yoghurt back in fridge & get a plumcot. I just patted one & it's not quite ready to eat, so I will go to bed on the anticipation of a plumcot tomorrow

It's getting closer to the noise of New Year & I want to be asleep before everyone starts yelling their lungs out. bah humbug to noisy new year revellers.

sandra (10.40pm)


31 Dec 04 - 10:50 AM (#1368122)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Little Hawk

Mangos, when they're properly ripened.


31 Dec 04 - 11:30 AM (#1368160)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Raedwulf

Custard apple, huh? A tropical fruit, not to be confused with a real apple, let alone a costard apple (a cooking apple), which is the root element in the good ol' Cockney costermonger...

Which the rest of you no doubt knew, but which was confusing me somewhat till I went & looked it up!

Blackcurrants! So there! ;-)


31 Dec 04 - 05:52 PM (#1368477)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Joybell

Yes! I wondered if anyone except Aussies would know what they are. I discovered that they come from South America, though, so I thought they should be able to travel from there to the North. They do manage to get here in Victoria (Aus) from tropical Queensland. True-Love says he only met them in Asia and not in the USA where he grew up. Don't know why you should be deprived of such wonderful fruit. Cheers, Joy


31 Dec 04 - 07:38 PM (#1368530)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Shanghaiceltic

We get lovely figs from the tree in our garden and the grapes we grew in 2004 were lovely (bloody birds thought so too)

Jade (my better half) loves durian, a fruit from SE Asia which has a nice custardy taste, the down side is that it stinks like a freshly opened drain. If you can get past the smell then the taste is great.


31 Dec 04 - 08:49 PM (#1368574)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: darkriver

Too hard to choose just one, as long as it's in season.


31 Dec 04 - 10:42 PM (#1368625)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST

LIKE there's anything to top a perfect ripe peach. Who are ye's trying to kid?


01 Jan 05 - 04:34 PM (#1368935)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Peg

for some weird reason, what used to be called "plumcots" soon after they were invented are now sold as "pluots" in some parts of the US...

I love fruit in season that is locally grown; so here that means apples (Macouns!), peaches, raspberries and pears...and in winter, I tend to eat a lot of grapefuits, tangerines, oranges, clementines, etc. from Florida...

I also love fresh pineapple when it's ripe...


02 Jan 05 - 12:53 AM (#1369175)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Dewey

Oranges. For the following reasons:

Great energy source, tons of anti-oxidants, proven to boost immunity, more dietary fiber than an apple or banana, in-expensive to buy, You can eat one without having to wash it since the skin is removed upon consumption, thus you can buy and eat one while traveling when there are no washing facilities available.

Also I like the segments to tear apart, they're funnier to eat, and teach you to appreciate the food that is in front of you. Pyschologically it is a great dieter's food for this reason. You don't just gulp it down in one swallow like you might a banana.

The best oranges are the ones with the darkest colored skins, the thinner the skin the better the flavor inside. The juicest oranges are the ones that are the heaviest, so hold at least two in you hand and compare the weight, It you get the heavist ones, you will never, ever get a dud orange.

Tropicana Florida oranges are the best for juice and flavor, California Navals are way to dry and tasteless: the soil is too sandy and dry in California and the fruit does not get the water it needs to be juiceful.

If going for Naval Oranges, the Austrlian varieties are better than the American or South American sources.

If like to hand pick oranges for purchase, I do not like the ones that come in pre-marked packages, they are usually woody in texture, dry and tasteless.

Probably more than anyone wanted to know about a favorite fruit, but they are my passion, and yes, I DO HAVE A LIFE!

Dewey


02 Jan 05 - 01:13 AM (#1369183)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Dewey

Rabbi,

What is jackfruit and where can I find it?

Just curious. I would have PM'ed you but I felt others besides myself might also have never came in contact with this fruit.

Please explain if you get the chance.

Most Grateful!

Dewey (who also shares a passion for a favorite Television show with the Rabbi!)


02 Jan 05 - 03:26 AM (#1369205)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Shanghaiceltic

Jackfruit originates from SE Asia, slightly spiky green outside skin which when opened has a lovely yellow tasty fruit inside. The taste is a bit like banana and peaches, wonderfull smell to.

Best one come from Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. I have seen some 2 feet long.


02 Jan 05 - 07:17 AM (#1369269)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Sandra in Sydney

plumcot/pluot - typo? but it was yummy, anyway, now I only have 4 left. As I have a physio appointment Tues morning & the fruit market is in the same centre, I might just pick up a few more plumcots.

sandra


02 Jan 05 - 07:21 AM (#1369271)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Emma B

Anything that requires to be eaten in the bath!

and DAMSONS - as in Damson Gin They grow like weeds around here


02 Jan 05 - 07:22 AM (#1369272)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: s&r

Gulping a banana down in one swallow makes my eyes water..


Stu


02 Jan 05 - 09:28 AM (#1369321)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST,Crystal

MMMM I love all the fruit mentioned so far!

But Mangostenes, Dragon fruit, Dragons eyes and Lychees are good too!

Cherries are fantastic eaten fresh and warm from the tree and really ripe greengages and yellow plums are a little taste of heaven.

I'd just live off fruit if I could!


02 Jan 05 - 02:12 PM (#1369477)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST,Scoville on Dad's computer

A really good crisp, sweet, watermelon. Good peaches when I can find them. Pomegranates even though they're a lot of work for not much pulp.

Really, though, I'm not very picky--tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, pretty much all berries, apples (except I never did learn to like Granny Smiths, except in pie), pears, honeydew; you name it, I'd probably eat it.


02 Jan 05 - 04:26 PM (#1369574)
Subject: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST,wings

Pineapple. Yum. And strawberries, really good ones. I live in Alaska, so fruit's pretty lame up here...but in Hawaii that's good dtuff! : )

wings


02 Jan 05 - 05:00 PM (#1369591)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Joybell

In the 1950s, in Melbourne, the night train from Adeliaide used to come in early every morning. When it passed through Mildura in the far North-West of Victoria it took on crates of oranges. In those days they weren't picked until they were really ripe and then only as needed. The main train station in Melbourne began selling freshly squeezed orange juice as soon as the oranges were unloaded. You could get this juice just a day after the oranges were picked. And each day a new lot arrived. Cheers, Joy


03 Jan 05 - 10:36 AM (#1370007)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: JennyO

Peaches, mangoes, passionfruit from my passionfruit vine (much nicer than those shrivelled up things in the shops), tomatoes from the garden, especially a "sweet-bite" cherry tomato picked off the bush and popped straight in the mouth - talk about a taste explosion! Lots of other fruit I really like, such as grapes and melons, but the top ones are my favourites.

Never had a plumcot, Sandra - never even heard of them before you mentioned them. Maybe I should try one - and you haven't lived till you've had a mango and passionfruit mousse made by John. Mmmmmm!

Jenny


03 Jan 05 - 12:17 PM (#1370095)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Once Famous

My favorite fruit is my wife's hairdresser.


04 Jan 05 - 04:37 AM (#1370694)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Paco Rabanne

Fox.


04 Jan 05 - 08:16 PM (#1371560)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: JennieG

Apricots in season, and dried apricots when not in season - dried apricots are yummo when dipped in dark chocolate, especially if there is a judicious amount of a good brandy involved.
When Himself and I were travelling in South Australia about 8 years ago we had plumcots, and also another hybrid that I forget but I think it was the bastard child of a nectarine and something else. It was very nice anyway.
Oh I remember now - it was a peacherine, the result of a union between a peach and a nectarine. Had smooth skin and a peachy taste.

Cheers
JennieG who needs to go to the fruit market today


04 Jan 05 - 08:26 PM (#1371572)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: GUEST,Quentin Crisp

Martin Gibson.


05 Jan 05 - 07:37 AM (#1371895)
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite fruit?
From: Sandra in Sydney

I was sitting here slowly savouring a plum & reading JennieG's post when a large cockroach walked from behind the computer, so I grabbed my plum, blew the cocky off the desk with a great "yuuuuck" & jumped up & grabbed the spray & chased it around with spray & swatter till I killed it.

Now I can get back to the plum & Mudcat. As far as I'm concerned yummy dried apricots don't need extra flavour, but fresh dates do need King Island Cream or any other rich double cream, that really sets off their flavour

sandra (still incensed that a COCKROACH would dare walk across my new computer table)