Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chocolate pudding fruit

This is one of the most amazing things I've come across yet:




This fruit looks just like a green simulacrum of its cousin the persimmon... except the inside is filled with soft, chocolatey flesh. My friend JJ took me to rescue some tropical edibles from a house for sale down south... and I picked one of these fruit to see if I could get seeds from it. Sadly, it was seedless... but the flavor was incredible. Like moist, soft chocolate with a sweet persimmon overtone.

God is way too creative. I imagine Him making the persimmon... making the cocoa plant... then thinking "Hey... what if I combined them into one fruit? Mankind is going to totally enjoy these things!"

This is now at the top of my list as a new addition to the Great South Florida Food Forest Project. Unfortunately, I can't grow them here.

More info on this amazing tree here.

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2 Comments:

At May 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Leon said...

Errrr..... cuttings?

 
At May 30, 2013 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I took some but they sat too long on the way back to my homestead. Apparently they wouldn't have taken anyhow. Persimmons - and their relatives - are notoriously hard to propagate that way.

 

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