PHOTO OF THE DAY: Fruits of nature

Photo by AJ

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  1. Dminica
    December 30, 2012

    Even the end of the banana i mean that red cone at the stem is being sold for almost $4.00 in Canada.Oh how i miss Dominica. :cry:

  2. Dominican to de bone
    April 17, 2012

    Never saw the redish looking fig before.

    April 16, 2012

    can’t afford banana in st thomas 1.19 per pound hope to get home in june so i could eat my fill

  4. Sisserou
    March 26, 2012

    yes I…somebody already ‘daypatay’ de bunch of fig to make a brafff….boy dat would go down well with a piece of mackerel.

    Tiny, you well wrong if you not eating fig….no wonder you floating with all dat pasta

  5. Pat
    March 26, 2012

    I am not familiar with the purple one. Is it used like the regular bananas..I mean eaten raw when ripened….boiled when not ripe….or is it used like plantains and cocoy?

    • Pat
      March 27, 2012

      I wonder why my comments are not being posted….all you sooo petty and sorte…..sorsorte!!

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  7. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012

    That is fig COCHON! I LIKE THAT BOY.

  8. highly favored
    March 26, 2012

    ay ay long i havent had some cocoy

    • .............
      March 26, 2012

      Where have you seen the CocoY?

  9. sayodityodit
    March 26, 2012

    Wow just when I think I have seen all the Dominica has to offer there comes something else. I have never seen this purple banana before. Dominica”The Nature Isle” Oh how I miss thee!

  10. Mango-Bab
    March 26, 2012

    Good shot, AJ. The fingers almost appear waxed. AJ

  11. tiny
    March 26, 2012

    i dont like fig! Give me my pasta and tuna everyday. Children now dont like fig and ask for the red one dont see how our children would eat from it.

    • ask me y
      March 26, 2012

      u think u white thats wat happen to u

      • ?????
        March 26, 2012

        I eat fig alone and i have never gotten sick. I am 75 years old. Fig Mon to Fri. Jan to Dec. Fig! Fig! Fig! Fig! Fig! Fig all the way! Vote for Fig. Hurrah to Fig! I Like Fig!
        Red Fig! Green Fig! Ripe Fig! Cod Fig! Baton Fig!
        Just give me Fig!

    • TeteMorne I from...
      March 26, 2012

      You doh like fig? Since when? Stupid you stupid girl. Tuna and pasta??? BIG deal…that is cat food in de US, trust me.

    • B.E.B
      March 30, 2012

      Man ! I like my bananas, Once I went to visit a friend, here goes she was cooking a broth with only banasnas, she told me that was poor people’s food and she would’nt offer me from it, I went to the pot and put food in a plate then sat down to eat, she laught so much

  12. maria
    March 26, 2012

    De name is fig couchon de red one

  13. Justasking
    March 26, 2012

    What name the purple one goes by? I really would like
    to know.

    • Dominican for Sure
      March 26, 2012

      “Fig lawoze”…translate in english Rossy fig…i think

  14. Jollie
    March 26, 2012

    YES I….that Corcoy looking nice and thick and healthy :wink:

    • Mango-Bab
      March 26, 2012

      Locally this variety of banana is knowwn as “fig kochon”, “fig diven”, and possibly other local names. but I understand that its common name is “apple banana”.

    • namich2008
      March 26, 2012

      Boss…this is not Corcoy. Corcoy is different. If you need help ask a local farmer. :-D :-D :-D

    • chinesenushi
      March 26, 2012

      This is not Corcoy,this is another variety of bananas. They also call it pisanrogers (excuse my spelling) and it is also called ‘reckeh negre’ by some where I grew up. Lol. In all honesty it does look a bit like a certain body part.

  15. Nature Boy
    March 26, 2012

    These look plump and delicious!

  16. Satelite
    March 26, 2012

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Yeah, keep showing off for us who live overseas, rub it in our faces, but we will be home to enjoy these free, fresh and naturaly grown foods.

    Wish I had one now to fry!

    • Letmetellyou!
      March 26, 2012

      LOL you said free. Don’t go and take people fig on their land eh.

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