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    Lychee and Rambutan season is here!









    ...just a few weeks more and the mania surrounding the first crops will past and they will be cheap enough to buy ....in BKK, anyway..

    Last edited by Wally Dorian Raffles; 21-04-2006 at 10:54 AM. Reason: I wanted to add a poll. Which do you prefer? Rambutans or lychees. But I couldn't bladdy do it...

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    KNOT are so sexy !!!! it seems a late harvest this year ... THX for the heads up W-man !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    it seems a late harvest this year
    I've been waiting with toungue baited...

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    The high price wont stop my ex. She eats rambutans by the kilo load and as often as she can.
    Ah the memories

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    Get them 15 Baht 2kilo in a month out here.

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    late season you can get 3kg for 20 but they can be a bit ropey

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    15 Baht 2kilo in a month out here.
    30 baths in the city.....in a month....
    Last edited by Wally Dorian Raffles; 20-04-2006 at 10:18 PM.

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    I love 'em both!

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    Rambutans are gorgeous, freaky looking but gorgeous. I'll probably be able to get them for about 350B a kilo in Marks and Spencers.You folks in LOS are so lucky with regard to fresh fruit....apart from apples where I have one over on you - every apple I've had in LOS tastes like a bath sponge.....And plums.....interestingly, plums are the reverse of rambutans with regard to cost in our respective domiciles....
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    I just had some of the spikey ones. They're ok.

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    I have one thing to say to you all: dried longans. Nice and cheap in Warowat(?) market in CM. One of those foods that once you open the bag you don't stop eating until all are gone....if there is someone else in the room who may want some you end up shoving fistfuls into your mouth in order to finish them before having to offer them, ending up looking like some form of bizarre human/chipmunk mutant....that's if you didn't look like one before you started.

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    prior coming out to the los never saw rambutans before nor several other types of fruit...they all seemed pretty menacing and strange e.g. durians with their spiky shell, jack fruit etc

    for my taste, must say most are so so.
    All time fave amongst tropical fruits are mangos albeit messy to eat

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    When we were in the UK the missus consumed kilos and kilos of apples. COX's were here favourite, but she saw a sign for an apple fair at a local vicarage so we went there with the family. She bought 5 kilos of various organically grown apples, manky looking things they were but she was in heaven.


    Danbo you can buy Rambutan in Marks?

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    I've got a mango tree and a lamyai tree in my garden...


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    I have five mango trees, one jack fruit, a handful of banana plants, three noi naa

    so thhhhhhhhhhhhppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

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    Bastard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Danbo you can buy Rambutan in Marks?
    I will check and report back....Pretty sure they must be available for a ridiculous price in one of the fancy-pants food stores. Probably available at London markets as well. The local Thai restaurant has Som Tam on the menu and I'm pretty sure they ain't growing the papaya on an allotment.

    I want a banana tree. There is just something wonderfully exotic about growing bananas in your back garden having grown up with cabbage plants.

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    Having a banana tree in your back-yard can be handy if you run out of rizlas - a trick I learnt in chang mai 10/11 years ago...

    We had a papaya tree and a banana tree in our back-yard in Australia when I was a kid.......funny how you take things for granted. I always wanted that cabbage tree...

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    It's not a banana tree its a banana plant

    And Bananas ain't fruits they are herbs I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles
    We had a papaya tree and a banana tree in our back-yard in Australia when I was a kid....
    Wally did the banana knock your side fence down? Ours did.

    You know how after they fruit, they throw up a new tree beside the old. We had more bananas than fence in the end.

    We also had a guava bush but they were different to the guavas here.
    Softer and pinker with the seeds separated like a tomato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles
    We had a papaya tree and a banana tree in our back-yard in Australia when I was a kid....
    Wally did the banana knock your side fence down?
    I almost poked a girls eye out one night , but nothing like that..


    Getting back to the banana palm tree (scottish people call them palm-plants apparently), ours was a Lady Finger tree, so was small - with small bananas..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    It's not a banana tree its a banana plant

    And Bananas ain't fruits they are herbs I think
    The plant is a herb, the bendy yellow thing is the/a fruit.....Ain't the Intynet great....everyone's a genius, even me.

    "Globally, bananas rank fourth after rice, wheat and liquorice allsorts in human consumption."

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    I too used to have a banana tree in my back yard as a kid - only problem was my old man was a farmer so we actually had 10,000 of them and he considered me child labor

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    I'm getting a Kg (Rambutans) for 35 baths in the city these days!!

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    I haven't had ramuotans in this season yet. I'll buy a kg of them today.

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