Sunday, March 30, 2008
Pajurá de Óbidos germinating
I think most fruit tree enthusiasts get emotional when seeds germinate, especially if it's a relatively rare tropical fruit, like Pajurá de Óbidos (Pouteria speciosa). The fruit, and seeds obviously, are difficult to come by, even here in Santarém. The one in the image was given to me by a rare fruit collector, who had traveled to the Óbidos area in search of the trees. As a matter of fact, he gave me two seeds. This is the first to germinate. I've written about these seeds and pajurá fruit in the past few weeks. Readers can find them by going to the Blogger search link at the top of the page.