14 May 2009

Portuguese Fruit Of The Season: Nesperas

During Spring Portuguese have plenty of "Nesperas", the fruit in the pictures below.
The tree is called "Nespereira" and it needs plenty water to produce good fruits. Good Nesperas have a bright orange colour and they can be very sweet. Spanish have plenty of this fruits too. I like to peel them before eating because the skin is thick and can have a sour taste.


Gabrielle said...

I live in Georgia, USA. I was wondering how I could grow a nespereira here from a pit. can you help me find out?
Thank you

Mario said...

Home depot, PIKES sells them.I got two one from Home depot and one from a pit. It takes about 5 years to produce the first fruit,on a mild winter.Mine are staring to bloom now.