Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Water apple: Fruit in Kerala

- By Shobna Iyer

Any idea what this is? Water apple - Champakka in Malayalam.
Colour: White when unripe, pink as it ripens
Texture: Tough skinned and succulent
Taste: mildly sweet, sour when white
Season: Monsoon
Kids love climbing the trees and plucking the fruit. Once they have enough, they clamber down and take out the treasures.
The climate makes Kerala a great place for rare fruits.

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