One day our friend from Semenyih came to visit us and he brought a big custard apple fruit for from his garden. It was the biggest I have seen compared to our local ones. He told me to keep the fruit for a few days for it to soften before it could be eaten. I waited and the day came but when I opened the fruit, it was bad and could not be eaten.
I waited till it was strong enough to be transplanted into a big pot. I watered and fertilizer it and waited for it to fruit.
Then I saw a few flower buds but later one by one started to drop off.
Rain drops on the custard apple leaves.
This is my custard apple tree grown in a big pot.
One day I bent down to pull some weeds from the pot. As I straightened up I saw this fruit hanging on this branch right in front of my eyes. This was a very pleasant surprise. I checked and only found this one fruit.
I quickly took a paper bag to wrap up this fruit to protect it from the birds.
Finally, it was time to harvest it from the plant. It had ripened on the tree. It was not as big as the one our friend gave us.
From the internet, I found out that custard apple fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in protein and fiber. Even the leaves can be boiled to drink as tea for its medicinal benefits.
But I am more interested in the fruit. So happy to be able enjoy the fruit of my labour.
These were his instructions to them: Plead with the
Lord of the harvest to send out more laborers to help you,
for the harvest is so plentiful and the workers so few.
(Luke 10:2, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following photos are for joining Good Fences.
Fencing in front of the Ipoh Railway Station.
Fence and gate of a residential house.
Linking to Good Fences.