Monday, January 5, 2015

Limes of Kachhwa

During winter, lemons are a common sight in the Kachhwa Christian Hospital campus. So far, in addition to the Grapefruit, I've sort of identified 4 types of them. 

We start with the grapefruit. There's so much of them that quite a lot goes waste and eaten by the birds and squirrels . . .


That's grapefruit . . . 
Grapefruits . . . 
The next is Pomelos . . .

A close up of a pomelo . . . 


Then, there are the large lemons . . . Similar to the Pomelos, nobody knows what to do with them. Someone told how the mess tried to make pickles out of them and nobody wanted to eat it . . . There's so much of them and it's a real spectacle. The untrained eye can mistake them for orange . . . 




Then, there are some good for nothing limes, which tastes like water. Mr. Barsati, our gardener says that it is the stalk which was used for budding and unwittingly was allowed to grow when the graft dried out. Everybody calls it 'musambi'. But I'm sure it is not 'musambi'. 



The last one, is a little member of the family. The snap is below, but I shall tell more about it in my next post . . . Any guesses . . . it makes great marmalade . . . 


2 comments:

  1. Amazingly fresh article Jeevan,it fills my heart with joy.

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