I arrived back in Mexico last night. Very nice to be SOB again.
It was a rough week in USA getting the house completely empty for renters. Special friends will move the last of our boxes and Renters arrive next week. I moved some business clothes and stuff to Art Friend's house. I will stay with Art Friend and her daughter when back in USA for business. She has been so generous to invite me into her home.
Kids have had a great week in school. Somewhat anti-climatic given how nervous Husband and I were.
Youngest Son's Business Venture
UPDATE - I had previouslly posted this fruit to be Guayaba - I was so wrong. It is Nance.
So Youngest Son has been collecting the small round yellow berries, Nance, growing on tree outside our Villa. Apparently Youngest Son is selling them to people! Husband stopped him from selling to Nema, our housekeeper. It was a surprise to us that these fruits were editable.
Here is some information about this fruit new to us:
The nance is a slow-growing large shrub or tree to 33 ft (10 m) high, or, in certain situations, even reaching 66 ft (20 m); varying in form from round-topped and spreading to narrow and compact; the trunk short or tall, crooked or straight. The fruit is peculiarly odorous, orange-yellow, round, 5/16 to 7/16 in (8-12 cm) wide, with thin skin and white, juicy, oily pulp varying in flavor from insipid to sweet, acid, or cheese-like.
In Mexico, the tree is often found on rocky ground. It grows well in sandy and alkaline-sandy soils. It is well suited for restoration of infertile and burned-over land.
In Mexico, the tree blooms from April through July and the fruits are marketed in September and October. In Puerto Rico, the tree blooms and fruits continuously from spring to fall; in Brazil from December to April.
The fruits fall to the ground when fully ripe and are very perishable. However, they can be stored in good condition for several months by merely keeping them submerged in water.
The fruits are eaten raw or cooked as dessert, or may be included in soup or in stuffing for meats. J.N. Rose in 1899 wrote that he saw nances, olives and rice cooked with stewed chicken in Mexico.
The fruits are often used to prepare carbonated beverages, or an acid, oily, fermented beverage known by the standard term chicha applied to assorted beer-like drinks made of fruits or maize. By distillation, there is produced in Costa Rica, a rum-like liquor called Crema de nance.