The family was back in Coron/Culion a couple of weeks ago for a two night visit, and it just happened to be the height of kasoy season again. I have written about Kasoy before, in posts I link at the bottom of this post, so I won’t get into repeating information from earlier posts. But I will show you a few more photos that clearly show the progression of the fruit from flower to harvest…
Here a really young speciment of fruit and the oddly externally attached encased nut.
A couple of different sizes of fruit on the tree, and other ungerminated? flowers in the bunch. The fruit goes from a light green to a ripened yellow or yellow orange.
We managed to gain an invitation to someone’s backyard on the outskirts of town where they had several dozen kasoy or cashew trees, and I was able to harvest a few with the aid of a really long pole with a net basket at one end of it.
The trees were chock-full of fruit and it was the first time the teen got to see them so close up…
Stay tuned for a few interesting uses for freshly picked cashew nuts… If you want to read previous posts on cashews, here is a list:
Fresh Kasoy / Cashew Fruit (Part I)
Kasoy / Cashew Nuts (Part II)
Lita Escarda’s Wonderful Cashew Nuts – This post definitely worth a read
Whole Roasted Palawan Cashew Nuts
Cashew Fruit “Prune” Muffins
Banana, Cashew Nut & Dried Mango Cake
Cashew Butter and Prunes