Though papayas are very common in the tropics, it is still delightful to see the trees bearing lots of fruit.
papaya flower with the papaya forming
a small tree bearing a lot of fruit
6. passion fruit
I did not realise passion fruit plant is a climbing vine, and quite an aggressive one too…
passion fruit vine
passion fruit flower – was rather disappointed that none of them opened while I was there…
then they opened in the late afternoon after I had left so my friend LF took a picture for me
sweet with a hint of sour and I love it!
My favourite fruit of all time!
8. water apple / wax apple / jambu air
Another first for me, though we see and eat the sweet and very juicy pink or some times red water apples often when they are in season, I had never seen the flowers or how the fruit looked like when there were “babies”.
water apple flowers
when the stamens drop off the fruit will slowly formed from the leftover bit of the flower
in the picture the 3 steps can be clearly seen — first the “bushy” flower, then the flower without the bushy stamens and third, the fruit has appeared
flower and the fruit
baby water apples — I never realised the fruit first appeared white in colour