I only found one once, when I was in graduate school, in the Marquette University greenhouse, and it was much as Jason described. To me, it had the consistency and a taste much like a banana with a hint of pineapple.
I have only found this fruit once, I don't recall where, but it came with instructions. The instructions said to place it, stem up, in an open container, and wait for the green segments to fall off -- they are full of irritating raphides. The fruit underneath can then be eaten, and I can vouch that it is indeed delicious.
Dear Friends, =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 This may be semi -off topic.=C2=A0 I?ve grown a variety of aroids for years including the M. deliciosa above. Mostly they outgrow my small GH and other spaces so I rarely get flowering dn fruit production. I have heard that M. delisiosa fruit (as the name suggests) is really delicious, but I have yet to try one.
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 Anyone have any suggestions of how and where to get one just to try it? Do they ever show up in Mexican or Hispanic super marts?=C2=A0 Does anyone sell them or anyone have too many and willing to share one for a taste some time?=C2=A0 Glad to repay postage costs if any one is willing.
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 Appreciate my foodie craving resolution. =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 Jim W.
Dr. James Waddick 8871 NW Brostrom Rd Kansas City, MO 64152-2711 USA Phone=C2=A0 =C2=A0 816-746-1949