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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) 泡泡樹/寶瓜果

Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) 泡泡樹/寶瓜果

Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) young tree. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果實生小樹苗.

Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) young tree. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果實生小樹苗.

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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) flower. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果的花.

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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) ripe and bit of dented fruit. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果成熟有點壓凹的果實. Size and shape of a mango.  果型與大小如同芒果.  This fruit has 5 seeds in it. 由此熟果取出了5枚種子.

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5 Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) seeds from the ripe fruit above. 此為上圖熟果中取出的泡泡樹/寶瓜果種子5枚.

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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) seed is showing the opening, the sign of germination? 泡泡樹/寶瓜果的種子出現開裂,要發芽了嗎?

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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) seed germination. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果種子發芽了!

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Pawpaw (Asmina triloba) seedlings and germinating seeds. 泡泡樹/寶瓜果的小樹苗與發芽中的種子.

Deciduous hardy tree.  This native, low maintenance fruit tree, which can grow mango sized fruit and it is delicious!   Fruit is custard like texture, flavours are between banana and mango.  Mango size and shape fruit.    Excellent for eat straight or for making desert!    Easy to grow but hard to find though.   Also not common at all in any supermarket due to mature fruit its very short shelf life.  Seeds are toxic if ingested. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained moist soil.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Orange red large flowers with odour to attract flies and beetles to pollinate.  Hand pollination will increase the success.  It requires got pollinated by different gene in order to fruit.  Buy at least 2-3 seedlings.   Rarely has pest or diseases.  Mature size:20′(H) X 20′(W). USDA Zones:6-9.  From seed to flower and fruit about 5-7 years. Around 5′ tall, the plant is able to flower and bear fruit.

強健的落葉喬木. 這可是原生北美,低維護的果樹能結芒果大的好吃果實!  果肉軟嫩香甜,香味介於香蕉與鳳梨,木瓜,草莓,香草…   果子形狀及大小如芒果大.  很適合直接吃或做成點心!  容易栽種但不容易買到.  超市或水果攤很少見到因為熟果不易安全運送,賣相不容易維持.  種子有毒勿吞食.  以全日照到半日照處以排水良好的濕潤土壤種植為佳.  用種子或枝條來扦插繁殖.   春天開橘紅色大花有怪味以吸引蒼蠅或甲蟲來授粉.  它需基因不同棵的花粉來授粉以結果.  人工授粉可以增加結果率.  至少買2-3棵來種.  沒什麼病蟲害.  成熟株高20呎及寬幅.  耐熱且耐寒性可.  由種子種起約5-7年可以開花結果. 5呎左右就能開花結果了.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.yourleaf.org/pawpaw-trees

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

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Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) seed germination in about 40 days. 人心果/人參果的種子約40天孵出.

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Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

These exotic fruit are from tropical climate.  Best growing in warm climate in full sun to partial shade location.  Light green/white flowers all year around.   When fruit is ripe to eat/pick, you can press the fruit gently and feel the fruit is soften.  The flesh is soft, sweet and juice similar like ripe pear but I don’t find it has strong flavor. Still delicious!  Growing the tree from seed to flower and fruit will take 6-8 years.  Mature size:40’+(H)/(W).

它是較少見的熱帶水果. 喜溫暖的氣候區在全日照到半日照的環境生長.  淡綠到白的花朵全年都能盛開.  果實成熟需時很久才會變軟.  手指輕壓是軟的就能採收來吃了.  果肉軟,味甜多汁,吃起來接近熟梨的口感但我覺得果肉沒什麼香味. 不過也算是好吃!  由種子種到開花結果要6-8年.  成熟株高40呎,寬幅也是40呎.

The tree white sap is called chicle, it is the main ingredient of chewing gum.

樹的白色膠汁是做口香糖的主要原料.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manilkara_zapota

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%BA%BA%E5%BF%83%E6%9E%9C

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) 神秘果

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) 神秘果

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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) seedling. 神秘果實生的小苗.

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Miracle Fruit seeds. (Synsepalum dulcificum) It will take 3-4 years to grow from seed to plant can flower and fruit. 神秘果種子. 由種子種起要3-4年才會開花結果.

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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) seeds only viable when they are fresh, never dry or got frozen.神秘果的種子只有新鮮的沒有乾燥過沒有冷凍過的才能發芽.

Low height tropical shrub with small red berries. This plant is famous for its berries!  See the info below:

熱帶小型樹或大型灌木生長紅色小果實. 植株以它的果子聞名!  資料如下:

“When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue’s taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet. At neutral pH, miraculin binds and blocks the receptors, but at low pH (resulting from ingestion of sour foods) miraculin binds protons and becomes able to activate the sweet receptors, resulting in the perception of sweet taste. This effect lasts until the protein is washed away by saliva (up to about 30 minutes)."–quote from Wikipedia.

“神秘果果實內覆一籽,食用時僅吃外部果肉,果皮富含花青素可吃入,外層果肉吃完,將保留完整的籽吐出(若不甚咬破會產生苦味,變味效果受影響)。 再來吃富含水果酸的水果,如檸檬、蘋果、番茄、鳳梨、芒果、百香果等,水果味覺會轉化至可口香甜。變味效果持續30~200分鐘(依個人味蕾差異有所不同)。欲中斷變味效果,飲溫熱水即可使味覺回復。"–摘自維基百科.

Can be grown in full sun, partial shade or light shade location.  Small white flowers all year around. USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:10′-12′(H).  Suitable for indoor container. One seed in one fruit. Seeds do not store well.  Sow fresh seeds as soon as possible.  Medicinal.

可以種在全日照,半日照或散光處.  白色的小花全年都會開. 耐熱不耐寒.  成熟植株高10-12呎.  室內可以栽種. 一果一籽.  種子活性不長要早早播種.  有藥用價值.

This tropical shrub is famous for its berries. Small white flowers bloom repeatedly.   Best growing in partial shade location but tolerant light shade.  It can be grown in the pot as indoor plant.  Usually propagate by seeds.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/W).  USDA Zones:10+.

熱帶灌木以它的果實聞名. 白色小花開花不斷. 最好栽種在半日照或散光處. 喜濕潤但要排水良好. 果實成熟後轉紅,其果肉很少.  可以室內盆植.  通常以種子來繁殖. 成熟植株高度可達10-12英尺,寬幅也差不多. 喜熱不耐寒.

After tasted this fruit then taste sour or bitter food will change the taste to sweet in the mouth for a short period of time.

嚐過其果實的果肉之後,短暫時間吃酸味的水果都會變成甜的.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A5%9E%E7%A7%98%E6%9E%9C
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56408/

 

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime comes with different colors of lime pearls inside. But the taste is the same. (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬的果粒根據品種果粒的顏色有所不同. 但吃起來都一樣.

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬 You can cut the fruit from middle and then you can easily squeeze the lime pearls out to garnish your sea food. These lime pearls look like fish eggs! 從中間切開果實後可以輕易將如魚卵的果粒擠出.

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬

Finger Lime as its name, the fruit size is as a finger. (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬正如其名,果實如手指大小.

Finger Lime as its name, the fruit size is as a finger. (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬正如其名,果實如手指大小.

Finger Lime package bought from supermarket. (Citrus australasica) 超市買的手指檸檬小盒.

Finger Lime package bought from supermarket. (Citrus australasica) 超市買的手指檸檬小盒.

Today my husband and I have bought these finger limes to try!  There are 3 different lime pearls inside.  Although they taste just the same.  The fruit fragrance smells close to regular lime. Not as fragrant or acidic as lemon.  These lime pearls do look like fish eggs!

今天在超市買到一小盒手指檸檬,是3種顏色混合的.  乍看以為都一樣的,切開看才知道內容果粒的顏色不一樣. 果粒酸度和聞起來的香氣比較接近青檸,沒有黃檸檬來的香和酸.

This 85g small package sold in supermarket for CDN$19.99  I think it is over priced.  😦  But consider that I might able to grow them from seeds for fun so we still bought it.  One fruit has 0-1 seed in average. The larger fruit do contain 2 seeds each.  But the most of seeds so far are not large and firm so I am not sure if they are viable or not.  Perhaps they can be germinated this way already, it doesn’t hurt to give them a try anyways.

一小盒85克這裡賣20元加幣,是很貴! 😦 不過看在很好奇它的滋味和可能有種子可以種的份上還是買了.   一個小小的果實內種子數是0-1個.  但較大顆的果實有到2顆種子的.  看大部份的種子都不是很優的飽滿種子,有點失望,但也許這已經足夠孵也說不一定.

The lime pearls or ‘lime caviar’ do look like fish eggs, also the texture… It is more appropriate to use them to garnish sea food!

看起來像是魚卵,吃起來的彈牙口感也像. 的確當食物裝飾是比純吃它合適!

The mature shrub/small tree size: 6′-8′(H) and (W).  Very thorny!  USDA Zones:10-11. Best growing in warmer climate in full sun to partial shade location.

它的成熟灌木高度或寬幅為6-8呎.  植株多刺!  耐熱不耐寒.  最好種植在全日照到半日照溫暖的環境.

Finger Lime seeds germinated! (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬種子發芽了!

Finger Lime seeds germinated! (Citrus australasica) 手指檸檬種子發芽了!

Seeds germinated!  種子發芽了!

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Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) young plant. 手指檸檬實生苗.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_australasica      http://www.docelimao.com.br/site/limao/conceito/2050-lima-caviar.html

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ ) 狗棗獼猴桃

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ ) 狗棗獼猴桃

Hardy Kiwi has beautiful variegated foliage in green, white and pink.  (Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty' ) 狗棗獼猴桃的斑葉是綠,白,粉紅的葉色.

Hardy Kiwi has beautiful variegated foliage in green, white and pink. (Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ ) 狗棗獼猴桃的斑葉是綠,白,粉紅的葉色.

Hardy Kiwi male plant flowering. (Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty' ) 狗棗獼猴桃開花中的雄株.

Hardy Kiwi male plant flowering. (Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ ) 狗棗獼猴桃開花中的雄株.

Nice dioecious woody vine.  Value for its colorful foliage.  Best in full sun to partial shade location.  Small almost creamy white flowers in spring and small edible fruit in summer.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Very hardy.  Strong support is required.  Mature size:15′-30′(H) X8′-10′(W).   For fruit, you will need 1 male plant to pollinate 3-4 female plants. Best foliage colour is in partial shade or light shade. Easy to grow and propagate by seeds or cuttings.

會落葉的木本藤蔓. 主要是它的斑葉有觀賞價值.  全日照到半日照處種植為佳.  春天開幾乎近白色的小花.  雌雄異株.  果實可食.  鳥類也很喜歡. 非常強健耐寒.  須有強度高的支撐物來讓它攀爬..  成熟株高15-30呎,寬幅8-10呎.  若種植是要令其結果,1株雄株可對3-4株雌株來授粉結果.  它在半日照處的葉色顯色為最佳. 容易栽種及繁殖.  繁殖可以經由種子或扦插枝條來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b150

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

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果

Low temperature baked dried Monk Fruit /Luo Han Quo. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果低溫烘烤乾燥後的果實.

Dried Monk Fruit /Luo Han Kuo. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 第三代乾羅漢果的果實表面光滑.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Quo seeds. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果的種子.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Kuo seeds. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果的種子.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo seeds germinate in 3 weeks. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果種子3週就發芽.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo seeds germinate in 3 weeks. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果種子3週就發芽.

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Monk Fruit seedling. /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果小苗.

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Monk Fruit seedling. /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果小苗.

It is a perennial vine growing for fruit and medicinal herb tea use.  It is native in south of China and Thailand.  It require male and female plant for pollination in order to fruit.  The pulp of inner fruit has been used as sweetener because it is 300 times+ sweeter than cane sugar.   It is diabetec-safe sweetener similar to stevia. 多年生草本的爬藤. 食用與藥用植物.  原生於中國南方與泰國.  有資料是說它雌雄異株.  所以在種植發苗時要多種幾株以授粉結果.  果肉常用來當甜味劑,因其甜味比蔗糖的甜度高300多倍.  和甜菊一樣都是糖尿病患可以安全使用的. Mature size:10′-20′(H)/(L).  USDA Zones: 10-11.   Propagation by seed or cuttings.  The plant has heart shape foliage.  Yellow male flowers and female flowers blooming in summer and fruit in fall.  Fast growing.  Plant prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  But it does not like the afternoon sun.  It grows In warm climate but require cool temperature at night.  Plant do not tolerant temperature under 5 degree C.    This vine will need a good support for vine to cling on.   Fruit is common to be fond in Chinese medicine store or Asian supermarket.   Seed germination is about 2 months. 成熟株高10-20呎. 不耐寒. 繁殖以種子或扦插.  葉片心形.  夏開黃色的雄花及雌花,秋果成熟可以採收.  生長速度快.  它喜全日照到半日照處排水良好的土壤中生長.  但它不喜西曬.  最好是氣候溫暖的地區其夜溫涼爽的環境最佳. 忍受溫度不可低於攝氏5度.  藤須有良好的棚架來支撐.  亞洲超市或各大中藥行均有販售乾燥的果實.  種子從播種到發芽約2個月. Reference links:  參考網站連結: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraitia_grosvenorii Male and female flowers images: http://wenda.gllhg.com/1511.aspx http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/ask-diet-doctor-monk-fruit https://www.horizonherbs.com/product.asp?specific=1507 資料參考連結: http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%BE%85%E6%BC%A2%E6%9E%9C 雄花與雌花:  Link of male and female flowers images: http://wenda.gllhg.com/1511.aspx 羅漢果種植園地的選擇 http://wellzone.info/redirect.php?tid=19&goto=lastpost

European Plum/Goje Sabz (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  pits and seed.(Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李果核與種子.

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz pits and seed.(Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李果核與種子.

Goje Sabz in English is Greengage. It is the Prunus Domestica ssp. italica – gages (Greengages fruit).  The texture is crunchy, juicy and few are a bit of tangy.  I heard it is good to eat with some bit of salt.  USDA Zones:6-9.  Small white flowers in summer attract bees and butterflies.  Mature size: 12′-15′(H) x 1′(W).  Propagate by grafting though some said can be propagated by seeds.

歐洲李綠果小脆而多汁,但香味很淡,不算甜,不過不會酸澀.  聽說吃時加點鹽不錯. 我吃了覺得有加鹽沒有比較好吃.  雖然甜度和香度不足,但口感比亞洲李好吃.   成熟株高約12-15呎,寬幅僅1呎. 夏開白色小花,須疏果.  繁殖以嫁接為主,不過也有聽過可用種子來繁殖的.

Reference links:

參考連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62427/

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

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

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Strawberry seeds germination (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵出小苗.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

It is one of the fast growing fruit!  So easy to grow in full sun location with moist but well drained soil.

草莓是生長快速的水果之一!  全日照下在濕潤但排水良好的土壤中很容易種植.

1.You can pick the seeds from a ripe strawberry surface with a pair of tweezers or buy a packet of seeds.

1.種子可從一顆新鮮成熟的草莓表面用鑷子取下種植或者買包種子來栽種.

2.Plant your seeds in a container which better comes with a clear lid, fill with potting soil.  Moist the soil a bit but not too wet.   Sprinkle the seeds on top of soil then cover with the lid.  Place the container in warm partial shade location.

2.種子均勻灑在填土後的有蓋苗盆土表.  略澆溼土壤但不可太溼.  蓋上蓋子後悶孵.  苗盆放在溫暖的半日照處.

3.Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.  Open the lid to get fresh air and check the progress once a day.

3.種子約2-3週發芽.  每日開蓋一次換氣並檢查進度.

4.Transplant the seedlings when they have 6 leaves.  Keep seedlings moist in full sun location.  You may start to apply fertilizer.

4.小苗有6片本葉時可以移植.  移植後的小苗要繼續保濕並改移到全日照處種植.  可以開始施肥.

It is a very hardy perennial.  You may want to pick the variety with long blooming time, this way the plants you grow will have longer harvest season.  Growing from seeds this spring and next year you may harvest your own strawberries!  🙂

草莓植株是非常強健的多年生草花.  買種子包的話要儘可能選用花期較長的品種來種植,這樣採收期也會拉長.  如果今年冬/春天開始種子的種植,可能明年就能吃到結果的草莓!  🙂

How to grow cantaloupe from seeds (Cucumis melo) 哈密瓜種子孵法

How to grow cantaloupe from seeds  (Cucumis melo) 哈密瓜種子孵法

2015-02-09Cantaloupe seed pack (Medium)

Cantaloupe seed packet. 哈密瓜種子包.

2015-02-09Cantaloupe seeds (Medium)

Cantaloupe seeds. 哈密瓜種子.

2015-02-09Cantaloupe seedlings (1) (Medium)

Cantaloupe seedlings are growing true leaves. 哈密瓜種苗本葉長出.

Cantaloupe seedlings are growing well. 哈密瓜種苗長的不錯.

Cantaloupe seedlings are growing well. 哈密瓜種苗長的不錯.

Cantaloupe male flower. 哈密瓜的公花.

Cantaloupe male flower. 哈密瓜的公花.

2014-09-12Female flower with young fruit  (Medium)

It is very easy to grow cantaloupe from seeds.  It takes longer than 2 weeks which is a lot longer than other type of melons.   Unless your growing soil is very rich in nutrients and in very sunny location otherwise one plant only allow it to growing 3-4 fruit; one plant is better only allow one fruit growing if growing in pot.  It is an excellent project to do with kids!   🙂

哈密瓜很容易從種子種出.  孵種的時間至少2週,比其他的瓜類種子需時更久些.   因為結實很耗肥,地植一株只讓結3-4果;盆植最好一株只讓結一果,除非你有很肥沃的土壤全日照的在種植.  這個種植會是個和小朋友一起學習的很好的作物.  🙂

1.I used seeds from seed packet.   Prepare moist growing soil for the seeds to germinate.  Keep moist and warm in partial shade location.   Seeds germinate in about 2 weeks.

1.我用的是種子包的種子.  準備好苗盆和土壤,澆灌後播種.  在半日照環境中保溫保溼,約2週種子會發芽.

2.Transplant the seedlings when they have 6-8 leaves, best in ground in sunny location, the second best is in a large pot with rich soil in full sun area.  Apply organic fertilizer.   Same plant will have both male and female flowers.  Only 3-4 fruit for each plant when growing in the ground and only allow one fruit each plant when growing in pot.

2.小苗長到6-8片本葉後可以移植,最好是地植在全日照肥沃的土壤中,若無法地植,全日照盆植次之,必須用肥沃的有機土來種植.    並開始施肥.   哈密瓜是公母異花同株. 地植一株只讓結3-4果,盆植最好一株只讓結一果 一株一果為佳.

Pollinate the male to female flower for growing fruit.   The best time to do so is in the morning.

可能需要人工授粉將公花花粉沾到母花花蕊上以結瓜,授粉時間以早上授粉為佳.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) 餘甘子

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) 餘甘子

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) 餘甘子

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) 餘甘子

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) flesh and the pit.餘甘子果肉及果核.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) flesh and the pit.餘甘子果肉及果核.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seeds.餘甘子的種子.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seeds.餘甘子的種子.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seed germination in 12 days. 餘甘子種子12天孵出.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seed germination in 12 days. 餘甘子種子12天孵出.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seed germination. 餘甘子種子孵出並長出子葉.

Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) seed germination. 餘甘子種子孵出並長出子葉.

The most unexpected taste of fruit I have ever tried!  Got 3 from supermarket today, I was thinking I have heard of this but never taste it so it will be fun experience.  Well, different for sure!! 😦   “The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in salt water and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable."(From Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllanthus_emblica ) I must say the quote is so true…not my kind of fruit.  Although the after taste in the mouth soon turn sweet, weird!

More info see this link:  http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/emblica_officinalis.htm

今天超市看到有賣就買了3小顆來嚐味道.  有聽過這種水果卻沒嚐過所以就買回家試吃.  照果實的瓣紋切開後嚐了一下果肉,哇,好苦澀…可是幾秒後就回甘變的甘甜,好奇怪的水果啊!  “果實可以生食,味酸、微澀苦而甘香,食用先苦後甘,口中尚餘甘味,可生津止渴。乾葉可作枕頭填料。亦可藥用。"(維基百科: http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%A4%98%E7%94%98%E5%AD%90 )  不過在嚐過它後,以後不會再買.

更多資料請看此連結: http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/emblica_officinalis.htm

它不是我喜歡的那種水果.  😦