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  Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera fruits
From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2020.01.11 at 10:13:40
Jim,

Once our Monstera escaped its pot and got a few roots into the floor of the greenhouse it started flowering and fruiting regularly. Late spring and summer, if I recall. We don't pollinate it, so either it self-pollinates or something local does the job.

Unfortunately the fruits are almost always low and something - insects, birds, and once a groundhog - always gets them before I do, so I haven't tasted it either.

I'll try to keep an eye out this year and protect a few fruits when they start to form and maybe we can both try them.

Here's a link on Monstera fruits from Gastro Obscura that a friend sent me the other day:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/monstera-deliciosa-swiss-cheese-plant

Steve


On 1/11/2020 11:41 AM, James Waddick wrote:
Thanks to James, Don, Jason et al regarding my inquiry. 

Of course this has just inflamed my curiosity to taste this fruit.  I am curious if any one can add info such as::

1. Is there a ’season’ when fruits might be ripening and in some market? Spring, late summer ?

2. Is anyone willing to ship/sell/share a fruit in 2020?

3. Is anyone willing to notify this group when fruits do appear in their market ?

My mouth is watering in anticipation.  Thanks much and hoping for news in the coming year.  Jim W. 






On Jan 9, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Alwyn Wootten <alwootten@gmail.com> wrote:

Years ago my grandmother returned from one of her driving trips to Mexico with a fruit of M. deliciosa.  I was only a kid, but I thought it was delicious; as Don said with an element of pineapple flavor.  I haven't encountered one again.
Clear skies,
Al

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Monstera deliciosa FRUIT (Jason Hernandez)
   2. Re: Monstera deliciosa FRUIT (Don Martinson)
   3. Re: Monstera deliciosa FRUIT (James Liu)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 22:35:06 +0000 (UTC)
From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
To: "aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com" <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
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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.
Message: 1
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 10:24:47 -0600
From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
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Dear Friends,
??? This may be semi -off topic.? 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.

??? 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?? Does anyone sell them or anyone have too many and willing to share one for a taste some time?? Glad to repay postage costs if any one is willing.

??? Appreciate my foodie craving resolution. ??? ??? Jim W.

???

Dr. James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
USA
Phone? ? 816-746-1949


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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 17:44:37 -0600
From: Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
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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.

> On Jan 8, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 10:24:47 -0600
> From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com <mailto:jwaddick@kc.rr.com>>
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
> To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com <mailto:aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>>
> Message-ID: <C4B3958D-2741-4FA6-93C6-07F32B45B234@kc.rr.com <mailto:C4B3958D-2741-4FA6-93C6-07F32B45B234@kc.rr.com>>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
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> Dear Friends,
>     This may be semi -off topic.  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.
>
>     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?  Does anyone sell them or anyone have too many and willing to share one for a taste some time?  Glad to repay postage costs if any one is willing.
>
>     Appreciate my foodie craving resolution.         Jim W.
>
>   
>
> Dr. James Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd
> Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
> USA
> Phone    816-746-1949
>
>
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 22:40:13 -0600
From: James Liu <jamestsliu@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
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Hey Jim,

Saw a few boxes of them at a farmers market in Coconut Grove, Miami. Not
sure if they're in season now, this was back in September during the IAS
show.

Good reason to go to the this years upcoming meeting ^^

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020, 5:53 PM Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> On Jan 8, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 10:24:47 -0600
> From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa FRUIT
> To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
> Message-ID: <C4B3958D-2741-4FA6-93C6-07F32B45B234@kc.rr.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>
> Dear Friends,
>     This may be semi -off topic.  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.
>
>     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?  Does anyone
> sell them or anyone have too many and willing to share one for a taste some
> time?  Glad to repay postage costs if any one is willing.
>
>     Appreciate my foodie craving resolution.         Jim W.
>
>
>
> Dr. James Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd
> Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
> USA
> Phone    816-746-1949
>
>
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