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RE: Chilly


I tried that and the woman just looked at me like a deer in headlights.  I
thought it might be Lychee from a description I had heard of the fruit some
time back.  However, not ever having the opportunity to try lychee before, I
wanted to make sure my supposition was correct.  Maybe I'll try another
waitress.  Most of the staff's English is growing somewhat.  It must be
tough to come into the country not really knowing how to communicate with
the natives and expected to serve them anyway.  Most of the staff really is
very sweet despite the fact we've ended up with a few things we weren't sure
about due to communications glitches.  We're all learning.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chilly

Bonnie, "lychee" is a sounds-like Chinese word. Next time your having dinner
with General Tso and Kung Pao, grab one of the waiters and ask "lychee?"
while pointing at the fruit. If it's not lychee, they will probably say what
it is.

On Feb 16, 2006, at 12:22 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:

> ?Lychee?
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Feb 16, 2006, at 8:30 AM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>
>> Jim, a new Chinese Buffet Restaurant in town serves a fruit that 
>> looks like a kumquat except that the fruit is an off white.  It has a 
>> very unusual flavor (which I happen to love, especially with vanilla 
>> pudding and graham cracker crust!)  However, most of the folks in the 
>> restaurant don't speak English very well, and I can't find out what 
>> the fruit is.  Would you have any idea?
>>
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
>> On Behalf
>> Of james singer
>> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:05 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chilly
>>
>> Two kumquat trees here, Chris. Both were originally purchased as 
>> pre-decorated Christmas trees--they're loaded with bright orange 
>> fruit December through March--then later planted out. There are two 
>> main varieties, Nagami and Meiwa. Nagami fruits are football shaped 
>> and great eaten out of hand, skin and all. Both of our trees are 
>> Nagami.
>> Meiwa fruits are round, sour beyond belief, and good only when 
>> candied or made into marmalade. Asian grocery stores usually have 
>> candied kumquats in bulk; they may be either variety, depending on 
>> the source.
>>
>> On Feb 15, 2006, at 10:46 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
>>
>>>> Well, we're heading into the deep freeze again, worse for those of 
>>>> you to the north of me. Heard that the hurricane prediction folks 
>>>> are saying that if we thought 2005 was bad, wait until the 2006 
>>>> season starts. Wonder whether "el nina" bodes wet or dry for the 
>>>> midwest...
>>>> By the way, the lemon seeds arrived yesterday, Jim, and in good 
>>>> condition. Will wait until I get back from the west coast (a week 
>>>> from Sunday) to plant them.
>>>
>>> Sounds like I need to rearrange the plastic sheeting on the 
>>> makeshift coldframes tomorrow.  Whee!
>>>
>>> Speaking of lemon seeds, anyone here grow kumquats?  I've been 
>>> munching on a bunch that I bought at the grocery store and love them.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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