Chico fruit as easy as one, two, tree
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