The pomelo tree

One of the few fruit trees along main street in the village, the shadok* tree spreads its branches widely above the mud. Not a very tall tree, its long arms, weighed down by the enormous orbs hanging like oversized Christmas decorations on an Charlie Brown tree, need to be propped up with sticks to keep them from breaking under the weight of the slowly ripening shadok.

The unique (and gigantic) citrus has slowly been finding its way to our table.

(*Shadok is the word used for pomelo in this area. It is not widely known or used. It seems to be a pidgin word, though what its origins are, no one can tell.)


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