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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tropical Fruits in the Gardens of Chateau Du Mer
Fruit Stand in the Philippines-This fruit tianggi (stand) reminds me of my orchard in Marinduque specifically at our retirement property, we named Chateau Du Mer.
The soil and climate of Marinduque, Philippines is excellent for growing tropical and exotic fruits. Among the fruits in my orchard are mangoes( 3 varieties), bananas( four varieties), papayas( four varieties), guayabano( sour sop), atis(sugar-apple), rambutan, lanzones, duhats(wild prunes), jack fruit(langka), star apples, balimbing( star fruit), cashews, guavas, chico(manilkara sapota or sapodilla), santol(wild mangosteen), pomelo(lucban) and calamansi( chinese orange). I tried growing Durian, but typhoon Reming killed my two young trees about 4 years ago. I have a wild duhat tree that did not also survive from the typhoons that passed the island on a yearly basis.
1. Mango Fruit starts to ripen on the tree
2. Lanzones Fruits
3. Papaya Tree loaded with ripe and green Fruits
4. Green Mangoes almost touching the Ground
5. Young Guava Fruits
6. Avocados Galore
Young jackfruit in my backyard in Amoingon, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines
Inside the star apple fruit
Cashew fruit in the Tree
Chico Fruit in the Tree
I have 2 pomelo trees in my backyard
I have four calamansi( calamondin) trees in my orchard