food photos

The greenest thumb

Yet another visit to my friend in South Kona, gardener supreme Sunao.

One of Sunao’s little family members (I’ll have to find out who later) with a 120 pound bunch of bananas. That’s a whole lotta bananas there. He usually has to prop up his banana plants with 2×4 pieces of wood to support all the weight.

Sunao next to a dryland taro patch growing in his yard as we walk along for a tour.

A tree full of Jabone fruit. These things are the size of honeydew melons hanging from the tree.

Dasheen, a variety of taro where you can cook and eat the runners you see coming out of the ground like tentacles. I cooked some in stew and it was a bit different in texture.

Pulasan growing on a tree. Very much like lychee but much sweeter. Click on this text for more info. It has a larger seed than lychee and although the skin looks different it peels pretty much like lychee except maybe its more flexible.

UPDATE From a comment on the old blog, “hello! those are longans not pulasan. babe borneo”

Neat rows of taro growing between weedblock cloth. Sunao is trying a new technique of just flattening the weeds and grass to reduce the effort of growing by not having to clear all the land.

A final photo, sorry but its a low quality cameraphone photo as I got lazy. Sunao and one his last giant squash plants growing in the yard.

Sorry for the late posting of these photos but I’m sure you’ll understand.

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