macopa (fruit bearing trees) philippines
also known as java apple and wax jamboo
This free-branching, medium sized tree similar to Malay Apple, is somewhat hardier. Fruit are are pear-shaped, 1.5-2 inches long, skin is smooth, waxy, come in varying colors ranging from white, pale green, green, pink, rose red and crimson. The reddest fruits are the sweetest and superior varieties of excellent quality are available. One of the most highly prized and sought after wax apples in Taiwan are “black pearls,” which are purplish-red. Often seedless, fruits can be eaten out-of-hand. They are remarkably refreshing, juicy and quenching on a hot day. The liquid to flesh ratio of the wax apple is comparable to a watermelon. The texture is crisp, almost crunchy and juicy with a sweet, mildly scented flavor.In Indian-Ocean-Island cuisine, the fruit is frequently used in salads, as well in with light sauteed dishes. The unripe fruits eaten with salt or dipped in a sweetish-spicy sauce.
i remember ,nung bata pa ako lagi kami kumukuha ng prutas na 2 sa likod ancestral house namin sa pampanga..for me xa ang pinakamatamis na puno ng macopa sa lugar namin..hehehe .. i hope i can be at my childhood again to do simple things like this:umakyat sa puno ng macopa,kumain while on top of the tree while everyone is waiting for me to trow it down..hehehe ..kabang mamangan ko kanta babo ning tanaman,panagkasan dana ku deng abe kung manaya lalam a manyapo bang la nman makapangan,titil mulang asin..kanyaman da!!!..hehehe
this is my memory on a macopa tree in the philippines ^_^..love it