Posts Tagged ‘fruit photography’


Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH Philippine Lemon_Flower to Fruit

March 21, 2015


Philippine Lemon locally known as “kalamansi” and how it looks like: white flower in bloom, the tiny fruit when the flower finally dries up and the petals fall, and the fruit [round, dark green behind the flower]. Best for noodles we call “pansit”, congee or “lugaw” and as refreshing fruit drink…

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”


Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue Between the Dragon and Miracle Fruits

September 1, 2014
Dragon and miracle

Both are ready for consumption. Which one will you choose? Similar yet different.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved / On Miracle Fruit

January 6, 2013

We have a plant called the Miracle Fruit. I took it for granted for about five years now or from the time I bought it that it grew from waist-length to about 6 feet high. I don’t remember seeing it bear more than five or six red colored miracle fruits in a year. So, a bunch which other plants yield the way I know it is also a dream. Our helper who used to look after it has left some 10 months ago so I took over watering the plant — but with the same attitude. I was busy with my work. Two months ago, I was grounded because of poor health. With more time at home and the plant, I wondered about the rarity of its fruits. I thought of having the plant transferred to a place where it could get more sunlight and have taken the resolve to give it more time, treat it with more care and to daily and diligently water it.

Miracle fruit -flower_ECUHundreds, maybe thousand buds and flowers grew — much more than before. That alone is rewarding but it is still taking time to bear fruit. Most of them are falling so much so that I started talking and asking the plant to turn into a fruit, please!!!

ImageYesterday, I was quite delighted to finally and unexpectedly saw a fruit – green in color. Only ONE though! Now, I am more determined and have taken another resolve to take even more care, give the plant more time and fertilizers as well, talk to the plant more — with the hope of beating its usual and maximum quota of six fruits annually. Who knows? By treating it equally as Pitz and Oliver, it would bear at least a dozen!!! Promise! I’ll make a tally and I’ll guard this first “survivor” to see if it would succeed in reaching its final stage – red, ripe and ready to taste.

What its quota going to be this 2013? Let’s wait and see! Oh by the way, it’s called a miracle fruit because it can turn into sweet taste the most sour of fruits like the Calamansi



September 23, 2012

Last month, on the way home to Manila from UPLB in Laguna, a fruit caught my attention. It appeared to me like a big atis [Eng. Sugar Apple or Sweetsop] or anonas [Eng. custard apple] at the same time. The vendor called  the fruit BIRIBA. She said that it’s a hybrid fruit — a cross between guyabano, [or did I hear her say “cherimoya”?] and an Atis, a product of an experimentation by UPLB. Others call it ATEMOYA (pls. click to read atemoya). I do not really know whether what she said is true or not but out of curiosity and in wanting to know how the hybrid fruit tastes, I bought one. Here’s how biriba looks like:

Parang piling ng saging ang design kapag nakaclose up di ba?

I honestly did not like its taste however. Walang lasa! It isn’t sweet like an atis, and much less, it didn’t taste like guyabano. I like both atis and guyabano; am quite familiar with their taste but biriba is neither one of the two when it comes to its taste. Of course, your taste bud is different from mine. You might be saying something else when you come to taste it.