Saturday, December 5, 2009
Photo hunt: curve
This is the fruit of the choko plant, in case you are wondering what a choko is. It is similar to a marrow, but has very prickly skin. It also has a sap that makes you itchy. That is why I don't harvest my fruits. I am a lazy cook.
My sister Rose likes to cook the tendrils. They taste very nice, but again the lazy person in me stops me from going to pick them, as they make you itchy. I will rather not eat than to suffer.
The tendrils of the choko plants curve around looking for a host to twine on. I have a vine at my back yard, the leaves die in winter, and grow again in spring.