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.
From memory it’s crispy and juicy! Yum!! Tropical fruits are amazing!
Now I’m really regretting that I didn’t get around to trying it!
It called ‘jambu’ in Indonesia 😉
Thanks, it’s fun to find out the names of things!
Yup. So have u ever gone traveling in Indonesia? I wanna read the story
Only to Malaysia and Bali – the stop at the Airport in Jakarta doesn’t count. But it’s on my list!
What are the bags on the tree for? To protect the fruit?
I’m not entirely sure why the bags are there but having grown up in an orchard I assume they are most likely trying to protect the fruits from being pecked by birds or chewed on by insects. There was no smell of insecticide anywhere in the region and with organic growing methods insect damage is often a problem.
We too have this fruit, we call it star apple, there are white and pink varieties. We have a tree in our garden of the white one and it is flowering:) Regards.
Star apple is a lovely name too – thank you for letting me know that there were two different varieties – do they taste different? I know that there is huge differences in flavour between regular red and green apples.
Here, the red ones have a slight sour taste, but the white ones are sweet. Within a month the fruits will be ripe and when the weather is hot it is nice to eat these juicy fruits:)
beautifully exotic fruits
This is very interesting to me! I love to try new things.
Fantastic looking fruit. The residue from Agent Orange must be long gone.
This was in the south of Saigon and I think the agent orange stuff all took place north of the city…
Beautiful colours. The fruit look delicious.
Wow, they are beautiful. I never have heard or seen them before.
If you ever get to Vietnam definitely try a home stay on a farm in the Mekong – I saw (and tried out) so many exotic fruits – quite the experience!
I love those fruit
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Lovely fruit – I would have liked to taste!
Those fruits look so yummy!
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Same type of fruit, in light green color, is available in West Bengal, India. We call it ‘Jamrool. Very juicy and crispy. Nice shot.
These rose apples have been the most intriguing fruits I have ever written about – i have never seen a fruit that contains so many delicious ‘crispy’ memories.
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