dear JM Garg
yes, looks like monkey jack from one of the links - the one showing
the green misshapen fruit. However the skin was smooth not velvety. I
have a picture now, but can't work out how to post it! Gillian
> I think you mean the following tree, called *Badhal or Barhal* (Details from
> Indiantreepix Database). Pl. click the links for pictures of the fruit:
> *Artocarpus lacucha* *Moraceae* *Badhal, Monkey Jack, Lakooch,
> Badahar, Lokhat* A lot of trees here are also fruiting in Kolkata for past
> few weeks- 28/3/08. Fruiting in Pune- Satish ji- 28/3/08. Lakoocha: A
> Multipurpose Tree of Warm
> - indiantreepix | Google
> lakoocha (Badhal/ Mokey Jack)? - indiantreepix | Google
> Image Result forhttp://www.daleysfruit.com.au/i/s/Monkey-Jack.jpg
> On 7/7/08, gillian <gillyal...@gmail.com
> > Sorry, I don't have a pic. to go with this identification query, but
> > hopefully the brief description below will be enough.
> > In a village near Lucknow, I was offered barhal fruit to eat. They
> > were lumpy and yellow, like small very misshapen papayas and very
> > ugly. The peel was smooth, thin and edible. Inside the flesh and seeds
> > ressembled bright orange/yellow custard apples, with seeds placed
> > similarly. The flesh was delicious with a tang of Vitamin C - a cross
> > between an orange and a custard apple. Local people said they were
> > full of calcium. I was not able to see the tree.
> > Any ideas?
> > Gillian
> With regards,
> "We often ignore the beauty around us"
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