Watermelons Grow on Trees

There are many differences in fruit here compared to the USA.  For example, oranges here are green, not orange.  What is considered a plum isn’t anything equivalent to a plum in the USA.

There is a growth on a tree at the center where the school is that looks a lot like a watermelon.  I (DeAnna) don’t know what fruit it is and the gardeners have told me to stay away from it, so I will.

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5 Responses to Watermelons Grow on Trees

  1. Pop-pop says:

    I would definitely follow the advice of the gardners and stay away from it!

  2. Janet Ziegelbaur says:

    I thought you were going to talk about jackfruit! Isn’t this the “fruit” that the boys break open and make helmets out of? I guess eating them make one sick.

  3. Judith says:

    They’re calabashes. Fun to play with, but probably not to eat!

  4. Sarah says:

    We had a tree like that at CABTAL and I thought that is what Lois cooked and called bread fruit. Someone else told me the fruit can be dried like a gourd in the U.S. and made into bowls. I was amazed that something so large grew on a tree. They must not be too heavy!

  5. Lori L. Dugan says:

    Sounds like I would heed the advice of the “locals”…

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