Chico fruit as easy as one, two, tree

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - HAWAII RENOVATION -

When my fam­ily and I travel, no mat­ter the des­ti­na­tion, our ex­cur­sions al­ways re­volve around food. If we are go­ing some­where fa­mil­iar, we have our go-to, must-eat meals and snacks. When rel­a­tives come to visit us here in Hawaii, it is no dif­fer­ent.

One of the must-haves for rel­a­tives com­ing from Ohio is chico fruit from my dad’s tree. I re­mem­ber the first time my mom had it. She closed her eyes and rem­i­nisced, bring­ing up mem­o­ries of eat­ing the fruit as a kid in the Philip­pines. “I haven’t had it since then,” she said. Luck­ily, my dad’s tree is boun­ti­ful. It fruits all year round, and the rest of us reap the ben­e­fits. Chico fruit, which is also known as sapodilla, re­sem­bles a kiwi in color and shape, but its size is larger. It has a tough outer skin that is sim­i­lar to kiwi, but with­out the fuzz. The in­side is white when un­ripe and closer to a beige brown when ready. It has


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