I love the time of year when the pithaya and saramuyo (not sure this is spelt right) are in season.These two exotic fruits I can say are amongst some of my favourites since coming to live in the Yucatan.
The pitahaya is from the cactus family and attaches itself to trees as you can see in the photo.
In china it is known as dragon fruit and I have seen it in the markets in Canada but there is no better flavor than taking it straight from the tree and eating fresh or making a delicious liquado(fruit juice). The colours and shape alone make this fruit more interesting for my clients that have the chance to taste it with their morning plate of fruit.
The saramuyo I believe and have been told that it a fruit tree that has been cultivated for its flavour for eons. It has lots of black ,large shiny seeds inside but the meat is tasty and again great for fruit juices .Its causes great interest when I serve it for breakfast and is certainly a talking point.
And I just had to throw in a photo of the baby birds that were nesting in the palm tree. I checked them everyday to see if the mother was looking after them O K . THen one day I went out to find the nest had fallen onto the floor, I think with the weight of the babies.One had fallen out so I picked him up and placed him in the nest hoping that the mother would relocate them. To which she did. So I dont know where they are at the moment but am sure they are fine.