Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Home-gardening To Beat Inflation

Inflation is a worldwide phenomenon now. You may feel shitty about it, but the reality is that you have got to to live with it. As Pak Lah pointed out of late, Malaysian consumers have to learn to outsmart the worsening inflation.

Yian has been ardent believer of home-gardening. She agreed whole-heartedly with Pak Lah on being smart consumers to stand up to spiralling prices. "Home-gardening is not only environment-friendly, it beats inflation in the present circumstances," she shared with me on numerous occasions. As such, Yian has been making every little effort not to let the backyard lie idle.

Three years ago, we came across a buah nona-like fruit at the market. We bought to try out and found it luscious. Yian then wasted no seeds for planting - and, here they are - three fully grown fruit-bearing trees.

Yian is proud of her home-grown organic fruits. Yes, they are organic in the strictest sense, with no chemical fertilisers being used in the growing.

But what has been curious in our minds is the name of the fruit.

Please enlighten us if you are knowledgable about this buah nona-like fruit.

The picture shows the fruit-bearing tree.

The picture shows the fully grown tree.
The picture shows the buah nona-like fruit-How is it called?

12 comments:

Philip Hii said...

Tony, it is called custard apple. Some call it sugar apple. In Foochow we call it "Moi Lin Keen" I also have a few which have been giving us fruits for more than 10 years.

Tony Hii said...

Philip, thank you for your information. Now we are able to share with friends about the fruit.

Bengbeng said...

we used it to call it the ang more na na cos legend has it that the ang mor loved this fruit when they first encountered it and gradually it changed to ang more lu lian or durian becoz it is free of the durian smell

Tony Hii said...

But, bengbeng, this is not ang more lu lian.

Bengbeng said...

oh! perhaps u could blog how the inside of the fruit looks like?

Tony Hii said...

Certainly, bengbeng.

Mee Ling said...

我也想看切開的樣子。

Tony Hii said...

Mee Ling, I will expose its interior.

tumi said...

我们叫它番荔枝/ 佛头果/ 释迦果或“linkin”。(福州音。华文名却忘了)好像和soursop/红毛榴莲/刺番荔枝是亲戚,或是改良的?以前是小颗的,果树也矮小。味道像亚答糖的甜。红毛榴莲带酸味。

Tony Hii said...

Tumi, this fruit is like a cross-breed of "linking" and "ang more lu lian". Anyway, thank you for your information.

Mee Ling said...

我昨天在花園街看到類似的果,寫著叫作麒麟果或燕窩果呢。

Tony Hii said...

mee ling, thank you.