Jambo is NOT an Elephant
No, that’s jumbo!
Yesterday I was given a fruit that I had never seen before.
Red Jambo, in fact.
Pear shaped, bite through the red skin and you have near white flesh with more texture than flavour and a single pit in the middle.
Syzygium jambos originated in Asia, but it is here in Brazil too. In fact there is a tree growing not 100 metres from my house. I had always dismissed it simply as a big tree, perhaps a mango tree which is so common around here that I never gave it another thought.
Until yesterday. I was having a hot afternoon beer at the botequim (neighbourhood bar) next to home and one of the fregües (regulars) arrived with a bag of something heavy. He pulled out a jambo and told me about them and the tree by the canal.
Most of the images (googlised ones) are of small bushy trees, but the one next door is quite big… several metres, in fact.
Hang on, I’m off to get a photo!
Back, taken, processed, and here for your edification.
So, even at 60+, I learn something everyday.