Posts Tagged "tropical fruit"

Tropical Color

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in edible, sri lanka, Unmowed Blog | 3 comments

Tropical fruit. It appears in grocery stores like magic. Bright sparks from the  tropics to brighten an upstate New York winter.  With a more homely fruit like, say, apples, I grasp the idea that someone picked them, packed them, shipped them from an orchard. But somehow tropical fruit doesn’t seem like it came from an actual plant.           I mean it’s hard to think of bananas as something that grows on trees. Here’s a sun-drenched banana orchard, with a handy clothesline strung through it.   Every Sri Lankan town has dozens of open-air fruit and vegetable stands. A feast...

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