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This is a discussion on makeshift roadside fruit stall within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; At 6 AM today I went to Amadeo, near Tagaytay Ridge, for some business. Ordinarily ...

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    At 6 AM today I went to Amadeo, near Tagaytay Ridge, for some business. Ordinarily it takes about two hours to do this but on a Sunday it took me only an hour as the highways had little traffic. On the way home I stopped by a solitary fruit stall for some fresh green coconuts (for juice, and the tender meat inside is heavenly…), which cost around 34 US cents each in Manila supermarkets. The lady charged me only US 18 cents for each, I was happy with that.

    So, I moved on to other fruits in the stall. One whole bunch (spike, lol) of latundan bananas, US$2. That’s perhaps 4 kilograms. Two big papayas at US 30 cents a kilo, vs. double that in Manila supermarkets. Pineapples at US 20 cents each. She was happy with my purchase; I was given three avocados for good measure.

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    errr... we pay 2 aussie dollars each for those avocados!!! and 2 bucks will only get you about 5 bananas!!!

    I say, buy them healthy fresh fruits! I'd certainly be going back to that shop

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    I would be very pleased.
    A pineapple is about £1.25($2.30 US)

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    Nice haul, Nelson! I like the still life too. The greens compliment the new forum background!

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    MMMM I know Hoa will be dreaming about a pineapple smoothy!

    Nelso - do you eat those bananas green, or do you let them ripen?

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    That was lovely! The picture and the refreshing fruits!
    I have been dreaming of fruit smoothies of late ... Really hot these days around here ... So unlike California ...
    Cheers. Hoa.
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    Default Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

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    MMMM I know Hoa will be dreaming about a pineapple smoothy!

    I can't go for long periods without fruit, as well. For pineapples i just wash the skin with soap and water, take both ends off, and then slice like a watermelon. Best previously chilled, of course.

    Nelson - do you eat those bananas green, or do you let them ripen?
    This variety will ripen with a light yellow skin, in 3-5 days. However there are green varieties, and red, as well; the latter may come with one or two seeds.

    And then there are large thick plantains, they are thicker and shorter than the plantains of central and south America. They are used in confections, and even to make banana chips.

    The papayas will turn more yellow and softer. And this morning, less than 24 hours after getting them, the avocados are already purple and soft, and I just ate one of them.

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    Beautiful Shopping Trip, Fresh fruit is the best. We have a banana and a plantain clump in out back yard both are so wonderful and far better that the ones that you get in the grocery. That is if we beat the racoons to them.
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