Writer’s Workshop: Some Fruits this Spring

Water Apples

Water Apples

We don’t really experience Spring or the four seasons staying  here in the tropics. It is either hot and humid or wet and humid. However during different times of the year there are different types of fruits in season.

During our recent road trip to Malaysia we brought the kids to the Desaru Fruit Farms. Being City kids they have yet to experience how it is like to be at a farm and see fruits still growing on the tree. Most of their encounters with fruit is based on seeing them neatly packed or stacked in boxes when we visit the supermarket.



We saw a variety of seasonal fruits at the farm. I didn’t manage to snap many pictures of the different fruits as there was a heavy downpour while we were on the fruit farm tour and had to run for shelter  to wait till the rain subsided before continuing with the tour.  Certain fruits were not in season so I didn’t manage to see the fruit on the tree as yet.

If you think that this Pomelo in the picture above look huge wait till you look at the jack fruit in the next photo which I snapped.


Jack fruit

This jack fruit weighed approximately 30kg and was considered medium sized. The guide told us that it is possible for the fruit to weigh up to 60kg or more.


Dragon Fruit

This is one fruit which I love to eat. It looks similar to kiwi inside and is soft and juicy. I have used this fruit as a topping for a chocolate cake which I baked once. The color of the fruit is really vibrant.

Thousand finger banana (Banana Musa)

Thousand finger banana (Banana Musa)

Each  banana on this  long stalk is only 1 1/2″ long. This banana is mainly use for prayers instead of being eaten. Have you seen this type of banana before?

What fruits have you been eating?

What is your favourite?

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It