November 5, 2014

Fruit-shopping at Kona Farmer's Market

My annual visit to the farmer's market in Kailua-Kona.

This year, I was much more ambitious about what I purchased.

Salamanders blending in with the fruit.
Papaya, star fruit and chicko. The lady at the fruit stand was spectacularly unhelpful when I asked chicko tasted like: "It tastes like chicko."

It tastes like a cinnamon-laced persimmon.

Rambutan (the furry red balls), passion fruit (yellow balls), cherimoya (green fruit), papaya. 

The rambutans were the easiest to eat, and the most delicious.

The cherimoya was not ripe at all, and tasted absolutely horrible. Apparently it is supposed to taste like custard, and the seeds are truly poisonous!

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