Pisay Orchard

Just this afternoon, we, Food Science students went around the campus with our teacher to look for some fruit trees. Most of us didn’t realize that there were really fruit trees growing here until now. This month is usually the start of the fruit-bearing season and as we have observed, many trees have stems already teeming with fruits and flowers. There were a lot of them actually: sampalok (tamarind), mangga (mango), kaimito (star apple), tsiko (sapodilla), niyog (coconut), langka (jackfruit), karamay, guyabano (soursop), papaya, kamyas (bilimbi), saging (banana), etc. I just couldn’t imagine that Pisay has a mini orchard! We also saw a giant beehive high up in the branches of a tall tree; just imagine if someone would throw a stone in that thing!

Tsiko - still young to harvest though
Tsiko – still young for harvesting
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Tamarind pods hanging from the stems – they fall to the ground when they are ripe, and they taste sweet and slightly sour
Kaimito - large unripe fruits weighing the stems down
Kaimito – large unripe fruits weighing the stems down
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Mango flowers – hope they turn to succulent, sweet juicy fruits soon
Guyabano - it has a little fruit over there
Guyabano – it has a little fruit over there
Banana
Banana
Young papaya
Young papaya
That black thing in the middle is the beehive, though it cannot be seen clearly in the image.
The beehive is the black thing in the middle

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