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Although hedge balls are fun to shoot in season. The squirrels like to find them pre-busted up. Not too many hedge trees along the river though.
Grapes or raspberries.
Dang, that is mean!
So sorry CW. Won't happen again.
love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
fruity pebbles are a cool and fruity treat
M-67 frag. grenade....
banana-made even better with peanut butter smeared on it.
Fresh-picked Michigan blueberries or raspberries. Fresh mango.
Best (only) book about fruit that I know of:
"Banana--The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World," by Dan Koeppel. Fascinating and often dastardly history of the banana's rise to worldwide popularity. The banana we most often buy is the Cavendish, a species that was cultivated extensively following the fall of the Gros Michel to the deadly Panama desease.
Now it appears that the disease, after about six decades, has evolved or mutated to where Cavendish are no longer resistant. If we have a banana shortage or if we start seeing unusual and more expensive species in the supermarket, blame Panama disease.
Growers are frantically working on finding resistant Cavendish cultivars and/or getting around the drawbacks that have made other species less marketable (such as keeping qualities, flavor, etc..). One thing I found intriguing--- apparently the Gros Michel banana, the one that made the yellow fruit ubiquitous around the world, had a much better flavor than the Cavendish.
I like bananas but have always found them rather bland. Wish I could try a Gros Michel or one of the other varieties described in "Banana." Apparently, some of the trickiest ones (bruise easily, won't finish ripening after picking, etc) are bursting with flavor but are simply not feasible as commercial crops.
I'm old enough to remember the Gros Michel bananas; they did taste better. I've noticed the past few years the taste of bananas has become more bland and less "banana tasting".
Hy-Vee was carrying other varieties of bananas, but I've not noticed them lately.
We've noticed some tiny bananas at Checkers and a couple of other places, and I've bought them for my son's amusement. I don't think they taste any different from the Cavendish, but they sure are cute. I've also seen some reddish-skinned bananas from time to time but have never tried those. You'd probably enjoy that book--it's a good mix of facts and entertainment.
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It's a tie for first between peaches and strawberries. Bottom of the list is bananas. Never have cared for them.
Beware of women bearing apples displaying peaches...
look out RI they took away my post for using the "p" word "peaches. I love the peach, wet and juicy and so good for you. I don't care for the banana at all
Peaches peaches peachs oh such a dirty dirty word...PEACHES
A chin-dribblin' peach.
Charles Nelson Riley
I licked some wallpaper once that tasted like snozzberries. It was pretty good.
When he performed with George Michaels, it was delicious salad!
Mango for sure!
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