Heluva sharing Fruit + Veg of the Month
What better way to bring in the New Year than with Kumquats or Cumquats. Originally from China, Kumquats are a tart citrus fruit. Kumquat shrubs are a low growing evergreen and range from 2.5 – 4.5m in height.
Following is from Wikipedia
Kumquats are often eaten raw. As the rind is sweet and the juicy centre is [...]Visit project
Ok Ben left a comment for Kumquat to be December’s Fruit of the Month but after receiving an extremely funny email from Sam suggesting Jackfruit, Jackfruit won. Never Fear the Kumquat will probably feature as January’s Fruit of the month.
Following information is from Wikipedia
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus or Artocarpus heterophylla) is a species of tree [...]
Alright we were super slack in December and forgot to do a ‘Fruit or Veg of the Month’, we need your help! Give us a suggestion in the ‘Comments’ section on what you want to see as December’s Fruit or Veg of the Month.Visit project
Tamarillo a.k.a tree tomato is native to South America but can be grown and found in Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and Kenya. Check out Burke’s Backyard for a great Tamarillo dessert recipe.
The fruit is high in fibre, iron, calcium and Vitamins A and C. Taste.com suggest that the name Tamarillo was coin by New Zealand [...]
Cherries. Believed to have been discovered by the Romans in Asia Minor in 70 BC the fruit is part of the Rosaceae family, which includes almonds, peaches and apricots. Cherries are low in cholesterol, sodium and fat. They are high in fiber and Vitamin C.
Cherry blossom festivals are celebrated all around the world, the most famous [...]
A pumpkin is part of the Cucurbitaceae family which has brought us other great vegetables such as Cucumbers, Squash, Melons and Water Melon. ‘Pumpkin’ originates from the Greek word ‘Pepon’ which translates to ‘large melon. The French modified the word ‘Pepon’ to ‘Pompon’ and the British changed it to ‘Pumpion’. American colonists then change ‘Pumpion’ [...]Visit project