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Old 11-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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ISO help to ID an exotic fruit I bought

Ok, ill try to describe it in words, and if that doesnt work, Ill take a pic and post it.

Anyway, here it goes.

I love trying new fruits and veggies. Its kinda like a hobby of mine. When i go shopping, i make an effort to go into markets of different cultures and regions just to see if they have things ive never tasted before.

This fruit was bought in a South American market.
Its about the size of a large grapefruit.
Not perfectly round, but round
Green in color (like the color of a lime)
hard exterior, but not like coconut, maybe hard like and unripe avocado
the outside also looks kinda like scales of a fish, each "scale" is about the size of this smiley face
The scaley surface is smoother than it looks.

I havnt cut it open yet, since i dont know what to do with it yet or know if it is ripe or not.

There is no smell, and it looks like some areas are turning a brown, but not soft to touch.

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Old 11-03-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Oh, and i know its not a guava
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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Whoa, you've got me on this one and I'd be very interested to learn what it is. A picture would be great. Please post when you have the opportunity.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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Interesting. Not the fruit, but that you bought it without knowing a thing about it. No one in the store to ask? I guess I'm not so adventurous.
Are you sure it's food?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #5
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Its also not a cherimoya
well, im kinda spur of the moment when it comes to exotic fruits and veggies
and i never ask, I just kinda try and figure it out myself, or with the help of you guys/ gals

Ive seen it around before, so I assume its kinda common in the hispanic community, i just never had it in me to buy it until today. I just need to figure out what to do with it before it rots

also not a Soursop (Guanabana)
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Heck Larry, I close my eyes when I walk by the fresh herbs (lol).
Take a pic and post it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:11 PM   #7
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Taking a picture and posting it would be too easy
Ill do it, but im curious to see a few more response.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:49 PM   #8
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Breadfruit?
Image:ARS breadfruit49.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #9
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Nope, but id love to try that too :)
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:39 PM   #10
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Is it the thing in the bottom left corner of photo?
Where's MexicoKaren when we need her?

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