All (your) favourite fruit

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what is a mangosteen?

di smith (lucylurex), Thursday, 29 August 2002 08:30 (seventeen years ago) link

a mango that is endorsed by The Boss

rainy, Thursday, 29 August 2002 08:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Mangostein is like this genetically modified fruit craeted by a mad scientist.

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 29 August 2002 08:43 (seventeen years ago) link

mangostain is when you spill mangoes on yourself

rainy, Thursday, 29 August 2002 08:44 (seventeen years ago) link

a mangosteen looks like a cannonball, with leaves on the top, you cut around it, split it open and inside are about 6 segments around a central seed, the segments are a bit like lychees but a bit stronger (not sweeter) lovely stuff.

chris (chris), Thursday, 29 August 2002 08:50 (seventeen years ago) link

the apri-nana looks like an orange sausage (or "saveloy"): when you split it discolours rapidly, and millions of tiny seedworms bury their heads in the skin of your chest, flailing like crazy and sending off a great cloud of sticky dust, which smells of rancid beef curry

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:02 (seventeen years ago) link

the avocado is actually a mineral.

rainy, Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:05 (seventeen years ago) link

i love pretty much ALL FRUIT but off the top of my head favourites are: mango, avocado, apples, strawberries, lychees, cherries, tomatoes, melon (any kind), nectarines, pomegranites, passion fruit… all the BORING ones! i should say carambolas (sp?) or sharon fruit or prickly pears (actually i was a bit disappointed by the prickly pear I bought, and the sharon fruit went rotten – carambola is v nice tho). however I DO NOT HOLD with kumquats.

katie (katie), Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:11 (seventeen years ago) link


Graham (graham), Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Is an avocado a FROOT? I go for that then. I am also partial to bananas but they must be slightly unripe, ripe bananas--. Tomatoes are also yummy, and I think the BABY cherry tomatoes from M&S are almost cuter than even KITTENS! A kitten in a tub of baby cherry tomatoes = cutest thing ever possibly hoooom oh well.

I really like bananas when they are all mushed up in MILK! Yes, perhaps this is baby food but who cares - I wd also eat RUSKS if they were avaliable in the everyday food aisles instead of being GHETTOISED in the baby aisle. Mmmmm rusks.

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:24 (seventeen years ago) link


Sarah (starry), Thursday, 29 August 2002 09:25 (seventeen years ago) link

What are rusks, anyway?

Ellie (Ellie), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:11 (seventeen years ago) link

I like nearly all of them except mangoes, which I found out I was deathly allergic to and could nearly kill me the one time I managed to eat one. It would have been nicer to know beforehand, but oh well.

Nicole (Nicole), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Rusks are big biscuits that babies eat! they are nice with butter!

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Poor Nicole! Mangoes are gorgeously divinely nummy. I love the smell and have Body Shop mango scrub & body butter so I can smell like a mango too.

Nectarines are awful. I prefer proper tomatoes to cherry ones and the worst of all is custard apples. I ate them in Spain and they are vile.

Emma, Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Rusks are biscuits for teething babies!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Dang, where to start. I prefer nectarines to peaches. Plums, but only the black ones (the other colors are too tart for me). Yay oranges! Tangerines, as long as they have not started to ferment (few things are as nasty as a spoiled tangerine). I had some blood oranges earlier this year, when my grocery store had them cheap; the "raspberry" note to me tasted more like raspberry vinaigrette. Granny Smith apples are my favorite sort of apple. Raspberries are sublime, especially with vanilla ice cream. But the queen of fruit has got to be good ripe strawberries. (, Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Grapes, bananas sometimes though not recently, hate tomatoes with a passion. Strawberries are nice sometimes but a bit varying in taste from time to time to say this for sure. Grapes really are the best, seedless grapes, I'd never go back to seeds, not for a whole box of daz.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:47 (seventeen years ago) link

ovaltine chuckles!!

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 29 August 2002 10:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't like mangoes [they taste like pine needles!], tamarillos or any of them fancy schmancy melons [anything flasher than a watermelon is RIGHT OUT], and can only enjoy fejoas and bananas in other things [apple and fejoa crumble, fejoa juice + vodka, banana + yoghurt smoothie thing, baked chocky bananas]. Pretty much everything else is fair game. DARK PLUMS! nectarines! peaches [fuzz wiped off, oww fuzz-rash]! strawbererries! raspbererries! CHERRIES! avocado + tomato slices on still-warm home made bread! cherry tomatoes, red AND green, passionfruit! lemons, green tea w lemon juice. ripe grapefruit [yellow. pink are for sissies]. black grapes, fresh off the vine or FROZEN num num. mandarins! coconut! MMMNUMMYNUM. i'm hungry now.

petra jane (petra jane), Thursday, 29 August 2002 11:06 (seventeen years ago) link

The song reference in the thread title has me thinking about everything but fruit, particularly bright white linen shorts and verandas.

Google: "In 1997 Martha Conway won a California Arts Council Fellowship for Creative Writing for her novel-in-progress, ALL HER FAVORITE FRUIT."

Me: "In 2002 Nabisco Coolguy won a California Arts Council Fellowship for Creative Writing for his novel-in-progress, TAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING."

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 29 August 2002 14:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Piers fruyt the Plowman

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 29 August 2002 14:41 (seventeen years ago) link

i love durian, but it smells like rotting flesh and rotting flesh is not pleasent. so i eat durian wafer cookies

i love pears,plums,peaches,horned melon,tomatoes,green apples,pineapples,cherries,kumqauts and Arthur.

anthony easton (anthony), Thursday, 29 August 2002 16:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I like most fruit, especially when at least a little overripe, and go through phases. I am mostly eating apples now in the day (red and crisp is best), because I can carry them to work in a bag without them getting damaged. In the evening, peaches are the current favourites. At other times it might easily be bananas or red seedless grapes or melon or strawberries, for instance.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 29 August 2002 17:10 (seventeen years ago) link

i forgot rockmelon and avacado and mango.

di smith (lucylurex), Thursday, 29 August 2002 20:19 (seventeen years ago) link

does anyone else find lychees unacceptably raunchy?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 29 August 2002 21:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Limes! Pears! ooh, ooh, fresh BOYSONBERRIES!

petra jane (petra jane), Thursday, 29 August 2002 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

1a. yellow peaches

1b. white peaches

2. pippin apples

3. oranges

4. apricots

5. granny smith apples

6. pink (not red!) grapefruit

7. asian pears

8. strawberries

9. jonathan apples

10. frozen bananas

youn, Thursday, 29 August 2002 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I discovered my sister does not like Graviola juice, another reason to hate her. Graviola juice is the best juice known to mankind

Zac, The Black Powe Ranger (vicc13), Thursday, 29 August 2002 22:05 (seventeen years ago) link

sorry to be negative, i just felt like saying that my least favorite fruit may be champagne grapes b/c they are so small as to be quite unrewarding.

ron (ron), Thursday, 29 August 2002 23:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I have a very large problem with fruit. I love it, but I simply can't trust it: I'm paranoid about biting into fruit and having it be ... well, disappointing, which seems to happen to me a lot. I just can't handle the stress of checking out a peach and deciding to jump in then getting that dry grainy result that ruins the whole thing.

Once one of my cousins ate a piece of fruit off of a tree, and I was horrified.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 30 August 2002 04:06 (seventeen years ago) link

feeeeee-joooo-A! I have a dance routine to go with that. i worked out the dance and song under my nanas feeeeejooooaaa tree as a preschooler and my family still ask me to preform it. Even so it is my fav fruit

ducklingmonster, Friday, 30 August 2002 05:13 (seventeen years ago) link

nabisco - just feel it, man. feel the vibe.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 30 August 2002 05:47 (seventeen years ago) link

urgh. fruit. My fruitwa is still in force. I hate fruit.

DV (dirtyvicar), Friday, 30 August 2002 07:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Don't come crying to us when your legs fall off from scurvy, DV!

petra jane (petra jane), Friday, 30 August 2002 07:29 (seventeen years ago) link


Also wot R a feeee-j00000-aaaa!?

I hate lychees.

Sarah (starry), Friday, 30 August 2002 07:42 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

youn (youn), Thursday, 25 May 2006 23:45 (fourteen 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 (eleven months ago) link

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