🍯🥝🥭🍑 🍑🥭🥝🍯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This fruit, native to Central America and Mexico, is downright eccentric for a number of reasons. Also known as the Swiss-cheese plant, its leaves have large holes and slits in them, making them less susceptible to wind damage; thus it has yet another common name: hurricane plant. It likes to climb trees by clinging to trunks with its aerial roots. The fruit is enclosed by a white flower and looks like corn because of its spikelike shape. It also looks like a cucumber covered with hexagon-shaped tiles. It takes about a year to ripen. How do you know it is ready for eating? Go ahead when the skin and tiles fall off, but they do not always fall off at once, so it can take a couple of days to eat the whole fruit. But beware the plant is toxic if you eat it before the tiles fall off! Placing it in a brown paper bag hastens the ripening process. It has a custard texture and tastes like a mixture of mango, banana, pineapple and vanilla ice cream. It is great for flavouring drinks and nice cream and is also high in potassium and vitamin C. 🍯 Ref: thebermudian.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . .