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Who knew but they actually can be straight while they grow!
In a supermarket, a man once told me he used to 'work in bananas' and that he had witnessed entire cultures being destroyed. And! He said they used to taste different back then.
"What did they taste like then?" I asked, mesmorised.
"Like banana candy!" he said, delighted.
Papaya! I always buy them soft and squishy if at least these are available. Those can be difficult to find. And some even aren't squishable anymore but simply squished because people try if they are squishable.
"Use a flat hand to test if they're ripe, that's best, don't push but erm... well, feel" I explained to a man in the supermarket one day, to teach him how to select peaches because his wife thought he really sucked at choosing peaches..
Cherimoya, mijn most precious preciousest fruit. They can be difficult to find though!
I buy them already quite ripe and scoopable. Granted: that condition might look a bit too scaringly ripe to the non-initiated but that's okay. Leaves more for me.
I think they taste a bit like pear, banana, a hint of pineapple and erm... well, a bit like cherimoya, too.
Dragon fruit, pitaya, is lovely and subtle in taste but if it's well ripened it tastes a bit like lemonade. Its taste is not very pronounced but it is nice as a stand-alone dessert.
One of my cats likes it too, actually! He really hollows it out and even licks the peel. I should post a video of things he eats.
This drawing is not finished yet, but I will finish it one day.
I prefer to buy the kaki (persimmon) as a soft little bag of goodness, that's when they are best. They are super sweet and a sort of dessert by nature.
I once scored a soft little bag in the supermarket, the lady at the counter gave me a look and softly told me she also always buys them soft, but had not noticed this one. She sweetly put it aside so it would not be crushed by the rest of the groceries.
Pears are tasty, there. But I do prefer some kinds to others. The 'Conference' is my personal favourite, it's wonderful, juicy and just a bit tangy, fresh. I even have a small tree. Unfortunately, the birds like pears too... 💖
Once I start drawing, it's fun to combine all sorts of things. I created a pear pattern that I will continue to work on, because it's always fun to experiment.