tropical fruit (part 2 of 2)

5. papaya
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

papaya flower with the papaya forming

papaya

a small tree bearing a lot of fruit

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 vine

passion fruit flower - was rather disappointed that none of them opened while I was there...

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

then they opened in the late afternoon after I had left so my friend LF took a picture for me

passion fruit

passion fruit

passion fruit

passion fruit

sweet with a hint of sour and I love it!

sweet with a hint of sour and I love it!

passion fruit

7. mango
My favourite fruit of all time!
mangoes

mangoes

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

water apple flowers

water apple jambu air

when the stamens drop off the fruit will slowly formed from the leftover bit of the flower

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

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

flower and the fruit

baby water apples --- I never realised the fruit first appeared white in colour

baby water apples — I never realised the fruit first appeared white in colour

water apple jambu air

water apple jambu air

how ripen water apples look like, beautiful colour!
(photo taken from http://www.sparklingadventures.com/images/6961.jpg)

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