Baobab/Baobob. Also called Guinea Ahman
(Almond), Dead Rat Tree, Judas Bag, Monkey-Bread
Tree. This fruit is said to have been brought to the
Caribbean from East Africa. The tree is said to be
one of the largest and longest lived tree in the world.
The tree can be found on a few Caribbean Islands.
Why Judas Bag? The fruit is said to contain
at least 30 seeds.
I recently found out there is such a thing as a
Baobab Avenue. For photos, please go to here.
You can also do a Google search for Baobab Avenue
The inside of the Baobab.
A delicious fruit. The seeds are covered with a
white chalky edible substance which is tart. The
outside shell is hard and is covered in nettle-like
fibers that can cause one to itch if they accidentally
get on the skin. Before opening fruit we'd rub it
against concrete to remove some/all of the fibers.
Few trees remain on St. Croix. The trees I know
are found between Hospital and New Streets (closer
to Hill St.), Prince St., Grove Place, and in the parking
lot of Christiansted (Strand St.). The tree that was
outside Estate Butler Bay, north side of Frederiksted
(road #63 leading to Hams Bluff) was destroyed by
a hurricane. However, upon entering Butler Bay,
you will find 2 trees on the right side, one close to
the 1787 ruins.
For more information, please click here.
|Sugar apples, anones. Another delicious fruit.
Found all over St. Croix.
|Another view of the delicious sugar apple. No
matter which picture you like, the fruit is still
|Mespel, Nispero - Delicious fruit. The tree is the source
of "chicle", which is used to make chewing gum.
Manikara zapota (syn. Achras zapota)
|Guava, guayaba. The fruits in this photo were being
prepared for stewing. The seeds are removed. Makes
great jam, jelly, paste, etc. I love guava any way!
|Sea side grapes. Nothing much to eat off the berries
but the taste is like no other. Purplish and/or reddish
grapes are edible, green ones are not. Mostly found
on or close to the beach. Cocoloba uvifera
|Gooseberries. Sour. I mean, SOUR! However, they
make a delicious candy! Phyllanthus acidus (possibly
also called Otaheite gooseberry or Malay gooseberry)
|A Sample of the Fruits of St. Croix, Page 1
Also see St. Croix 27B for more fruits and vegetables.
April 19, 2020 - I began cleaning out my closets a while back since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment
to a friend. I had to shift things around which had been stored in the closets to make space. In so doing, I decided
to get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet. Damn, I did not know I had that many photo
albums. Before shredding the photos/postcards and souvenirs, I looked at them and decided to keep a few.
I will post what I saved and scanned on various pages. Some photos and postcards may be posted on other
pages. Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo for color, clarity, etc.
What you see is what you get. Watermark will not be added. No kallaloo here, just simplicity.
Below are the photos/postcards/souvenirs being added. Keep in mind, some may be duplicates.
|Nispero - 1992
|Who's holding the guava? Left is Bernissa, right is Paco.
|Cholo holding 3 Guinea
Almond (Baobab fruit).
|I decided to add theres two photos here since both the Bananaquit (Yellow Breast, Sin-Sin) and Wasps help with the