The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

02 July 2012


Scattered around the farm, especially on the ravine are numerous trees filled with golden yellow fruits, not many young people know no longer what this is. I myself could not tell at the onset, for some reason this was something that was no longer served to us when we were young. 

Commonly called chesa (also spelled tiesa, Pouteria campechiana, Sp. zapóte), everyone says they have heard of it but I'm certain no one can identify it if it were mixed up with others in a basket. All the more I can tell, no young person has tasted it. The English has a more descriptive name: egg fruit, not only for its yolk-like color but for its pasty texture which actually reminds me more of camóte than eggs.

1 comment:

  1. We used to have a chesa tree outside my old apartment. I never really developed a taste for it and find it "mapakla". Do you enjoy the taste?