When we toured the orchards of the Mekong Delta, I discovered this amazing fruit tree that had flower buds, flowers, fruit buds, unripe fruits and ripe fruits on the tree, all at the same time!
A comment on one of my photos of the Rose Apple stated, ‘childhood fruit memories…’, and another ‘it’s crispy and juicy! Yum!!’. This makes me disappointed that I never got around to tasting it, even though it was for sale all over the place.
Not the most glamorous photo but interesting to me, especially since I grew up on an orchard in Canada.
The spiky ‘rose apple’ flower growing in an orchard in the Mekong Delta.
Some blushing green rose apples and some ‘rose’-coloured ones in the orchard.
There might be two different types of ripe rose apples – I’ve seen both these green/white ones along with the ‘rose’-coloured ones in the market. I chose ‘Rose Apple‘ as the English name for this fruit simply because it was the name I liked best. It has a lot of other names, and grows in a lot of other countries.
More about the tropical fruits of South East Asia:
More about our 2013 trip to Vietnam.