Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Malay Apples and Flying Foxes

At last we have had a little useful rain to help keep the gardens green - 15 mm last night, or just over half an inch. Unfortunately it hasn't helped to refill the dam which is now getting very low - but it will very quickly fill up again when the rainy season arrives in a few months' time.

The Malay Apples are now ripe, although they are quite small this season. They are, as the name suggests, a native of SE Asia and look quite attractive on our guests' breakfast trays with their thin red skin and soft white flesh. Not very much flavour but quite pleasant eaten with other fruits.


Unfortunately the Spectacled Flying Foxes have also found them and are attacking and eating them every night! We've picked quite a few but they do not keep for more than a couple of days.
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