It was common to see Yaca trees along the streets of Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, Mexico. In fact, the house we are in the process of buying has a large yaca in the front yard. When we left it had several large fruit hanging from the branches.
Yaca, or jackfruit, is not among the fruits I like. But then I don't like pawpaws, mango, or papaya either. So maybe it's a matter of personal taste. But one day as we were taking our daily walk I saw this...
Someone had cut down a couple of the breadfruit and laid them on the ground next to the curb. Whether intended as chicken feed or not I don't know... but this rooster was having a good time eating the milky sap that was oozing from the stems.
We left Mexico and are now back in Ohio. Yaca trees don't even think about growing here (pawpaws, yes.... papaya and mango... no way!). So today, when I was shopping at our local Kroger store imagine my surprise when I came across this....
In the produce section... proudly displayed as exotic fruit.... sat these 2 large jackfruit.
They cost $1.29 a pound, and that one on the left must weigh at least 5 pounds... so they aren't cheap!
I watched 2 folks stand in front of them and discuss what they were etc. The woman took a photo of them to send to her son, who she said is a chef. She wondered if he'd ever used such a thing.
No, I didn't even think about buying one. Memo, back in Lo de Marcos, will show me how to harvest the seeds and use the fruit when we return.... but right now, I'll just look at them on display at my Kroger store and think happy thoughts of our great time in Lo de Marcos.
That's All For Today!