All (your) favourite fruit

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Yeah, if bananas are about to get too ripe, you can save them by unpeeling them, wrapping them in plastic wrap, then freezing them. Substitute for ice cream, etc. May appeal to people who don't like them on account of their mushiness.

youn, Friday, 30 August 2002 21:21 (seventeen years ago) link

7. asian pears

My personal number one. Too bad they're so expensive.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 21:36 (seventeen years ago) link

nana-pops! just stick a wooden skewer in em i guess?? weird. i'll try that. BUT whattabout.... JUJUBES?? our family had a jujube tree in our front yard before the house was demolished to make room for a hospital parking lot. i can faintly remember the flavor; maybe they were like firm spongy dates? anyway they stained our clothes something fierce after rolling around in the yard all day.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 30 August 2002 21:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Mmm yes, i assume 'Asian Pears' are the same/similar to a nashi pear? oh gosh yes with the tasting like pear and crunching like an apple. Nummynum! When they were 69c a KG a couple of months ago, i gave myself a GU-TACHE!

At the same greengrocer's, they've started labelling the kiwifruit as 'kiwi'...we are not American, dangit! Stop that!

petra jane (petra jane), Friday, 30 August 2002 22:16 (seventeen years ago) link

stop making up fruits!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 30 August 2002 22:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey, that sounds like a good idea. Let's make up some fruits. Here's some:

Ee Fruit: It's green, spiky, and eating it causes instant erections in men.

Crunch Fruit: Well, it crunches.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 22:46 (seventeen years ago) link

haha at least they're not calling them ZESPRI eh?

top 10 fruits (which are hard to find in the bluddy South Island):
1. Tamarillos
2. Babaco (esp when stewed!)
3. Pepinos!
4. Fejoas (esp when stolen from fences!)
5. (wild) Banana Passionfruit (in Golden Bay!)
6. Naranjillos
7. Cherimoyas
8. Bananas
9. Cape Gooseberries (like little paper lanterns!)
10. Lemonades (hurrah for mutant citrus. see also : uglifruit)

Ess Kay (esskay), Saturday, 31 August 2002 04:41 (seventeen years ago) link

they are hard to find because they are ALL MADE UP!!

mark s (mark s), Saturday, 31 August 2002 08:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Wow, a world without fejoas and tamarillos on every neighbour's back fence? MADNESS! Cherimoyas remind me of custard pudding or something. I don't like custard.

I forgot CRABAPPLES! Most underrated fruit!

petra jane (petra jane), Sunday, 1 September 2002 03:57 (seventeen years ago) link

duckling when i stay at yr parents house in AK this summer i am going to DEMAND to see the feeee-joooooo-ah dance!

di smith (lucylurex), Sunday, 1 September 2002 06:35 (seventeen years ago) link

nz is a fragment of another planet embedded in a coral sea

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 1 September 2002 08:38 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
Man alive. I just ate a guava after not having one for years. I've been inhaling the gorgeous aroma periodically all day while it's been sitting on my desk, and it was so lovely. I used to devour them daily when I was living in Nigeria as a nipper, fibrous mangoes from the back yard too. Oh, the creamy, pippy, slightly acidic flesh! Oh! I've another in the fridge at home, but who knows when I'll see another after that's gone?

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 22 October 2004 13:35 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...
raw and dried figs
comice and red d'anjou pears

youn (youn), Thursday, 25 May 2006 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

It's cherry season!!! Soooo good. I want a cherry tree.

Ms Misery, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

I cut into a kiwi yesterday, and as I was turning it out to eat the sweet, tender flesh, I got a look at it and thought "wow, this is really pornographic."

Oilyrags, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

Cherries are GREBT. But these days I'm all about them strawberries (with whipped cream). have you guys ever tried to have/make chocolate covered strawberries? YUM!

nathalie, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:44 (twelve years ago) link

I have had them at weddings and fondue, etc. yum.

Cherries gone now. ;_;

Ms Misery, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

gabbneb, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

i haven't had a good peach in so long. spoiled by okanagan peaches of BC - so damned omg good

i like how they've used a potato to hold the sign up!

i am goign to go buy more cherries today yaay
maybe also asparagus (but that is not a fruit)

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

gabbneb, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:19 (twelve years ago) link


What are those white berries in the upper left? Never seen them before.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

'golden' raspberries

gabbneb, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:36 (twelve years ago) link


strawberries (succulent local ones, not the California monsters)

not-so-fond of:

table grapes
italian prunes

Aimless, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:58 (twelve years ago) link




kenan, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

Freshly squeezed, sweet red grapefruit juice is high on my list of fruity delites. After that, white peaches. It's very difficult to find either in their perfect states of enjoyability, although I had some killer California peaches 2 days ago.

libcrypt, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

there are these small local (quebec) strawberries that are amazing - just really fresh tasting yet still sweet and full of flavour, rather than cloyingly sweet

also also what is good is FRESH DATES (from iran, for instance) - they are like candy! but they are fruit!

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

I do eat fruit now!!

I like:

Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, even blackberries. So, mainly berries, but you gotta start somewhere, right? Oranges are okay, but time consuming. Apples and pears, are edible but boring.

jel --, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 17:57 (twelve years ago) link


youn, Thursday, 5 July 2007 01:52 (twelve years ago) link

fuji apples, red or green grapes, strawberries, bananas, oranges

used to love watermelon, but there's never any flavor to the ones I find in the grocery store

milo z, Thursday, 5 July 2007 01:58 (twelve years ago) link

cherries are tops for combining deliciousness with EASE OF EATING; grapes equal them in the latter category but trail far behind in the former. bananas are good but they have a window of like 1.5 days when they are actually edible. apples are tasty and healthy-feeling but your hands get sticky and then when you're done you have to put the core somewhere. orange juice is delicious (especially with TONS O' PULP) but oranges themselves are best left to the world's youth soccer leagues. peaches and strawberries are fine as long as I don't have to worry about washing them or slicing them up.

basically, I prefer fruits which can just be left sitting in a bowl on the table for me to grab whenever I want some (actually now that I think about it this might be true of food in general).

bernard snowy, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:09 (twelve years ago) link

oh yeah, and watermelon is awesome because it takes messiness and inconvenience to the extreme. if I'm gonna eat a fruit that requires a lot of preparation and leaves me sticky all over*, I'm gonna go all out!

*: there is no non-homoerotic way to phrase this

bernard snowy, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:11 (twelve years ago) link

it's mango season here

Heave Ho, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:20 (twelve years ago) link


youn, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:21 (twelve years ago) link

I don't know how to work a mango

bernard snowy, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:24 (twelve years ago) link

But you dont know how to work an apple, respect the mango- for the greater good of course.

Ahhh yes my heart is glad and my eyes are shining at the thought of rambutan!

Kiwi, Thursday, 5 July 2007 02:59 (twelve years ago) link

I just wanna work your mango, baby.

Bimble, Thursday, 5 July 2007 03:15 (twelve years ago) link

oh my!

Kiwi, Thursday, 5 July 2007 03:21 (twelve years ago) link

above the rain drenched garden
mango leaves hold the morning sun
i feel i could live forever

Kiwi, Thursday, 5 July 2007 03:21 (twelve years ago) link

tis also the season for this

Heave Ho, Thursday, 5 July 2007 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

Where is the satsuma love on this thread?

caek, Thursday, 5 July 2007 09:50 (twelve years ago) link

I spent a happy winter eating navel oranges, carbon footprint be damned. I still don't understand why you can't get a russet apple in this godforsaken country, though. Any number of stupid bloody pink ladies, which are rubbish.

accentmonkey, Thursday, 5 July 2007 10:51 (twelve years ago) link


Why doesn't that surprise me.

I quite like strawberries with either whipped cream or dipped (and frozen) in chocolate. It's a terrible mess tyo make the latter. But I should do it again.

Now *resting* at home: strawberries with sugar and lemon. Tonight I will attempt making jam of it. HURRAH!

nathalie, Thursday, 5 July 2007 11:25 (twelve years ago) link

This thread is where I couldn't have found out about mangosteens without neil spending about £3 on a couple of the things only for me to find out that they weren't as nice as he'd led me to believe.

(anyone who was privy to the mangosteen disaster, you'll all be delighted to know that they were selling them for 45p in Tesco the week after that, and then last time we were down in London they were giving the bloody things away in Covent Garden)

Anyway, best fruits: strawberries and kiwis and pears.

ailsa, Thursday, 5 July 2007 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

(that couldn't should be a could)

ailsa, Thursday, 5 July 2007 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

I am so sad. They no longer have Pippin apples at the Gelson's Market by my parents' house.

youn, Sunday, 10 August 2008 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

I'm loving me some nectarines at the moment.

chap, Sunday, 10 August 2008 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

search - cherries

destroy - their cost

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 10 August 2008 21:53 (eleven years ago) link

I'm loving me some nectarines at the moment.

-- chap, Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:51 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

Surmounter, Monday, 11 August 2008 00:35 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

god i love cherry season and hate how brief it is

Oy McVey (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:15 (four months ago) link

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