bell-shaped curves

how many bells do you see in the photo above?

i’m ambivalent about macopas. the ones we get here are a bit anemic in terms of flavor. more like singakamas (jicama). the ones from thailand and vietnam are really big and sweet (just like their atis are. i wonder if they do bio/genetic engineering).

but macopas are always a joy to see in the garden, especially if the tree is in full bloom.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Guagua Girl says:

    never been a macopa fan myself. you're right, it's just like singkamas with even less flavor, if that's possible. it also has a tendency to become “mapakla” — not really sure what the translation for that is. i don't think i've encountered a “sweet” local version. one of my uncles used to have a macopa tree in his front yard and he used to send some to kilo. i remember “dipping” them in salt. still, they are very pretty to look at 🙂


  2. Betis Boy says:

    yup. more ornamental than nutritional. he.he.


  3. Hmmm, we had a tree in our compound that had sweet fruits all the time. Papanasan dala pin. And yes, I think they do genetic modification in Thailand. How else to explain their lanzones and other fruits that are almost always sweet?


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