Sunday, April 27, 2008

A fruity quiz...

We are at the moment a sick household. I'm not quite in a nurse's outfit, but nearly. However there are advantages - not least this amazing fruit bowl which arrived the other day.



An upmarket take on a bunch of grapes, I guess, but it's making us feel a little inadequate. We can identify the grapes, the melon was beautiful, peaches divine, but what the heck is this ..

1)


or this ...

2)


...this...

3)


...and this ...

4)


Answers from more sophisticated blog readers than me would be very much appreciated!.

13 comments:

Calistro said...

Is number 3 a pomegranite?

bob said...

I think #2 is a lychee (at least the inside looks like what people have told me is a lychee when they made me eat it).

Pomegranates are usually more red on the outside, eh? Cut it open and see what's inside. It might be a Granadilla.

I did some "strange looking fruit" googling ...

1 could be a rambutan. Or not.

4 is a Cherimoya. Who knew?

Next game please!!!

bob said...

I'm pretty sure I'm wrong about the lychee ... but the inside of 2 does look like them.

Alex said...

4 is definitely a custard apple. I haven't heard it called a chirimoya since I lived in Madrid. Ah, the sweet smell/taste thing of nostalgia.

I'd also go with the rambutan and granadilla rather than a pom.

My favourite fruit that you don't see in the UK is the paraguaya, somewhere between a peach and an apple (but not really). They're darned delicious and if you get the chance to have a go, you must try it.

Nik's Blog said...

I have absolutely no idea what any of them are, but wow, they don't half look interesting. That first one looks alien, or like it could be an alien, or something. Will you let us know how they taste?

Nik.

Sarah Salway said...

oooh, thank you all.
Calistro, there is a pomegranite in the basket, and Bob's right, it's much redder.
Now, I cut open 1 last night and that's a lychee - still no idea what 2 is, and although it looks like eyes, it tasted nice. More milky than a lychee. Will google Granadilla and rambutan now.

ps - I'm very envious of that Simpsons avatar btw. Like it a lot!

Clare said...

1 is a rambutan; and 2 might be a mangosteen.

Here is a list of fruits that might be of use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fruit

bob said...

Have you all tried dragon fruit? I ate it every day in Thailand. Looks freaky, but such a lovely breakfast.

Susannah said...

I can't remember what you call number 3, but i've eaten one before and it was delicious :-)

Kathryn said...

I'm just wondering; who was the first person in the world to see Fruit No 1 and think that eating it was a good idea?

Sarah Salway said...

I know, Kathryn, but that was the tastiest one of all.

Thanks Clare, you are a walking font of knowledge.

Bob, no not had it, but am going to look for it. I'm bored of my marmite and toast.

And Susannah, see today's blog for the inside verdict. Yes, delicious.

Debi said...

Yep - no 4 is a custard apple also known as sugar apple. Very yum.

No 3 - as shown in later post - looks to me like a passion fruit. When they're fresh they look like this as opposed to old and crinkly (a description I hope never to hear applied to myself).

No 2 looks to me like a guava.

No 1 - not sure - which might explain why I've done these in reverse order ie so as to appear more smarty pants than I really am. One can but try ...

Anonymous said...

accidentaly saw your blog, and this will be the answer
1. rambutan
2. Pomegranate
3. passion fruit
4. soursop
all taste yummy, especially passion fruit. those 4 are very common in Asia. you guys should try durian, my fav. (but again, not all people can eat it)