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2016, February 2.  Popular Fruits of the Philippines

Litho Offset, Perum Peruri (Indonesia)  Perf 12  (Harrow Perforator)

Singles, Sheets of  100

 

                    

     

 

12p  Tamarind Orange (Citrus nobilis)  Dalanghita - Singles  (750,000) 

13p  Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola)  Balimbing  - Singles  (250,000)

15p  Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)  Caimito - Singles  (1,250,000)

35p  Sweet Tamarind (Pithecelloblum dulce)  Kamatsile  - Singles  (1,750,000)

 

 

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Popular Fruits of the Philippines

Tangerine Orange (Citrus nobilis) locally known as Dalanghita.  Fruits with a loose skin and leathery pericarp, with a sweet pulp that is only fairly juicy. Green fruit turns to yellow, greenish yellow or orange. Of many varieties, the large ones attain a size of about 10 centimeters in diameter and about 9 centimeters thick. Pulp is sweet and only fairly juicy.  Widely scattered in large scale cultivation in the Batangas Province in Luzon.

 http://www.stuartxchange.org/Dalanghita.html

Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) locally known as Balimbing.  Fruit is fleshy, green to greenish yellow, about 6 centimeters long, with 5 longitudinal, sharp and angular lobes. Seeds are arillate.  Cultivated and semi-cultivated in areas throughout the Philippines.  When slized horizontally produces star-shaped fruit cut outs.

 http://www.stuartxchange.com/Balimbing.html

Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) locally known as Caimito.    Fruit has a star like design when it is sliced, hence commonly called Star Apple. It has a soft, extremely sweet flesh that is delicious when cold.  They taste best when picked ripe from the tree, they donít keep too well nor travel without bruising.

 http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/caimito-star-apple

Sweet Tamarind (Pithecellobium dulce) locally known as Kamatsile.  Referred to as Manila tamarind because of the sweet-sour tamarind-like taste .  It is a tree that reaches a height of about 10 to 15 m (33 to 49 ft). The flowers produce a pod, which turns pink when ripe and opens to expose an edible pulp. The pulp contains black shiny seeds that are circular and flat.  The seed pods contain a sweet and sour pulp that which is eaten raw or as an accompaniment to various meat dishes.  The seeds are also edible and refined to extract oil.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pithecellobium_dulce

 

 

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