Sunday, March 09, 2008
In an earlier post, I related the disappointment in having received two araticum fruits (Annona crassiflora) from Alenquer, ones which had been picked green. I planted the seeds but they weren't viable. I was therefore, more than surprised to see Dr. Valdely and Cleuson bring back a whole bag of seeds from that short jaunt to the Poço Branco soccer field in search of another variety of pajurá. Little do we know what's in our neighbor's yard! As it turned out, Sr. Luiz and Dona Inêz had planted araticum trees long before I ever heard the word and the tree are already producing loads of fruits.