They are so low that a little kid can even touch on the fruits.My mum has been telling me that they have bore some fruits and would be ready to be harvested soon. We did not want to wait for the fruits to be too ripe, otherwise strangers would just pluck them away and we have encountered a lot of such experience. There were times where some Indians came and chopped off the banana trees that already have fruits on it just like that. When we asked them why did they simply chop people's tree without asking, they told us that they were using it for some temple ceremony and they did not know that there is someone who planted the tree. Aiyoyo, karawaleh, common sense lah right? Do you think the tree will grow by itself there?Anyway, just ignore those nuisances and back to the jackfuit story. I was actually going out to jog, when my mum asked me to follow her to check out on the jackfruits. So, the two of us went to the field, equipped with a knife and two empty rice bags. Before anything, we started to camwhore. Behold, the art of camwhoring to the silliest level.
Michelle said this is one of my stupidest pose ever, which I agree.We checked on the fruits, and identified two fruits that were already ready to be harvested. Technically, it is best to harvest the fruit when the star pattern on its skin has turned flat and wide, and when it has come out with the unique odour of jackfruit. There were insects making holes on both fruits and if we did not pluck them, it would only let those insects to have a party in the fruits. We usually wrap the fruits with cloths to avoid them being exposed to direct sunlight, and also to protect the fruits. My mum call it 'wearing jackets for the jackfruits.'However, when the fruit grows bigger, this is what will happen.Ooo, rupa-rupanya she was cutting banana leaves to be used to wrap nasi lemak.
I almost lost my balance and fell into the big drain while taking this picture.Although the distance of the place from our house is just less than 50 meters away, I drove her Kancil there. Yes, that shows how lazy we were. No lah, actually we know we would be plucking our jackfruits already, so it would be easier to take them home. One fruit is almost five to eight kilograms, and by the time we finished transporting them back using our body energy, I might as well forget about going for my jogging session anymore, since I have done some jackfruit work-out.
Here is the harvest of the day.
Two medium-sized jackfruits and some banana leaves.Thank you for reading this lame post.