Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dragon Fruit

Mira has been facinated by the look of dragon fruit for quite some time. The other day, Bill went to the grocery store and Mira gave him some money (and a drawing) with instructions to pick one up for her. He came back with a nice looking one, but we were all shcocked at the price. $7.70.
In any case, she cut it open and while we didn't quite know what to expect, we certainly didn't expect this!

It had a very lovely but very subtle flavour and I am in love with the colour combination! She saved some seeds in hope of growing one, but after doing some research and finding out that the plant that the dragon fruit comes from is a cactus and a rather large one at that, I think her propagation dreams have been put on hold. Thankfully.

8 comments:

DaviMack said...

Awesome! I'm so glad that you got a good one! We've heard horror stories, but they're such enticing fruit!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jackie! There is never a dull moment at your house. A dragon fruit, how unusual and pricey. I don't blame Mira for wanting to try it out. And so pretty. I hope that mira saved some seeds to try her hand at growing it. Even though it may not bloom in the house I think that she should try it. She has nothing to loose.
Go for it Mira. Happy Valentine Day to everyone.

Mamoo

Kansas A said...

Sydney and I just saw one in the grocery store last week! To tell you the truth I'd never seen one before so when she asked me I was like "uh?" We didn't buy it because I had no idea just what the heck you were supposed to do with it... but you've piqued my curiosity now!!

Margene said...

That might be the strangest edible I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day Dear! You are as beautiful to look at as that lovely Dragon Fruit.

I'm with Mamoo. Mira should at least try to grow it. Nothing to lose, and cacti are nice plants.

Christine said...

Neato, it's kind of like a large radish. I don't think I've ever seen one of those around here.

Christine said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jackie. :)

And good luck Mira. The Dragon fruit looks very cool. I wonder why they are called Dragon fruit though.

Leigh said...

Wow, I've never even heard of these. Even so, that price tag would be enough to deter me from trying it. How did you fix it? Is it to be eaten raw or cooked? If you're absolutely in love with the stuff you could always consider a greenhouse :)