I bought one to try and I can't tell if I was supposed to wait for it to ripen or not, but it tastes really bland.
Are they primarily for decoration, or am I missing something?
Maybe they are a little better in Thailand, but I had them at a pretty expensive Thai restaurant in Tokyo. Tasted exactly the same as the dragon fruit I got at the market in China town in the US
fruits are bred specifically for flavor
If fruits were bred for size and durability, all fruits would taste pretty much the same
instead there are like 15 varieties of apples you can get at the average American Supermarket all while looking pretty much the same
do you think that people have veggie/fruit gardens in their backyard because they're too poor to buy from the market?
home grown tastes best because your supermarket fruits are bred for colour and appearance. bananas are yellower, red apples are redder, etc. if the fruit looks good then people will buy it. actual flavour doesn't matter. just as long as it looks good.
You should try prickly pear.
When ripe they are really sweet and tasty.
They are in other countries, American fruits are garbage overall
The article talks about tomatoes but its really true of most vegetables and fruits you find in this country
For some reasons I thought huckleberry was just another name for blackberries, but google proved me wrong. What is the difference between a huckleberry and a blueberry? They look similar
Huckleberries have about 100% more flavor than a blue berry, and thats not just me blowing smoke up your ass. They are tart to start and finish sweet and stain everything dark purple. They are expensive because they are hard to harvest because they grow on steep inclines and you cannot commercially grow them in feilds. You pick em where they spring up. Im from eastern washington, so they are easy to find here. Much better than most berries, in my opinions.
That would be relevant if there were only one type of banana cultivar and the fact that banana flavoring is based on an older flavor of bananas
This would be a lot more accurate if red delicious was still the most popular apple and also if it didn't get it's name from a better tasting apple variety
While it's true that some people prefer better looking food over actual flavor, that alone doesn't stop the fact that there are still tons of apples being bred for flavor
>do you think that people have veggie/fruit gardens in their backyard because they're too poor to buy from the market?
I think that for the most part, home gardens don't contain fruit trees and those that do typically only have one or maybe two different trees
people grow stuff at home because it's cheaper, not because it tastes better
im not that guy, but im from Oregon & have the same availability.
if you live your life without having huckleberry pie, it wasnt a life at all. especially my moms, its the best in the world.
>especially my moms, its the best in the world
something something bangin ur mum.
I'll have to keep my eyes out for them, I'm sure I can find them when they are in season. Is it mostly summer to fall or what?
are trying to argue simply for the sake of arguing or are you trying to convince yourself that the stuff you're eating isn't genetically inferior to what real fruit and veggies should taste like?
Or are you just another gmo apologist?
Huckleberries are indeed great. Still prefer wild blackberries though, even with the thorns.
As for OP, if you're looking for a great tasting tropical fruit and don't mind a bit of an odd texture, look for granadillas, sometimes sold as yellow or Thai passion fruit. Basically a passion fruit but orange instead of purple and a bit more elongated. They're sweet and insanely 'tropical' tasting, if that makes sense.
Lychees are much better than any of the other mentioned 'novelty' fruit here.
But keep in mind that they're novel because they're not well produced in the area where you live, so you're getting imported stuff that never reached peak ripeness.
I got a bag of dried figs at Costco. That shit was godlike. Killed the bag in like 5 sittings instead of the 30 servings on the bag. Just bite the stem part off and discard it unless you wanna chew on some hard piece of stem.