September 18, 2011

When i was growing up in Azerbijan, one of my favorite things to eat was feijoa. Yes, this fruit, originating in Brazil, was quite common in Baku. Yesterday I spoke to a Brazilian person, who’d never heard of it. But, lo, it grows well in Bay Area. October and November is when it ripens. This book says that in 2001 there  were two trees of Acca Sellowiana, also known as pineapple guava, at the Strybing arboretum in Golden Gate park. Will have to investigate further.  My grandmother said there were some trees in Castro Valley, with almost no one around to appreciate that those are edible (and delicious!).

Also, I finally figured out the name of a Japanese animated film i saw with my grandfather in Baku, sometime before 1983. “Taro the Dragon Boy”. And it is on DVD here. Hooray.

 

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