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Monstera

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Cheryl starts with ...
Hi,
i have a monstera that is fruiting all the time and no-one seems to know when or how to eat them. Hubby and i did try the fruit when the skin was purple and very soft. Tasted very unusal to me and my lips tingled for quite a while, although hubby didn't have the tingle. Can anyone give us any more info please.
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Phil says...
Be careful of eating unripe fruit, they contain oxalate crystals which are the tingling sensation you experienced. A good way of ripening the whole fruit is to wait until some of the scales begin to lift off, then cut it and wrap it in cling film, stand it in a vase until the entire fruit is soft after about 48 hours. They ripen from the bottom up.
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trikus says...
I had a long row of jars [vegimite is best] along a kitchem bench . And all the fruits from the several clumps growing would sit in them once near ripe . And everymorning you could cut a slice of flesh that was exposed by the fslling scales . I found if you had to pick the scales off , it was slightly irritating . Wrapping in paper and placing in a plastic bag with a ripe banana speeds it up for those who are impatient . Fruits are erect on plant while young , and gradually droop , when horizontal or pointing to the ground they are close to mature .. REmember it takes 1 year for the fruit to ripen , and it is usually around Dec-Jan ...
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Cheryl says...
Hi,
I would like to thank Phil and trikus for their responce to my question concerning the friut of the monstera plant. Thank You
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Tommoz says...
Anyone have moulting monstera fruit? My area has a lot but none are shedding their skin yet.
Can we initiate the ripening by picking them now I wonder.
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Dural
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Tommoz says...
How's this for a monstera, growing in a semishaded understorey in Dural. When ever the fruit gets a bit of yellowing near the base and the scales swell it's ready to be picked and but in a paper bag. When the fruit starts to smell it is ready to be eaten, although might have to be done in stages. Scales that don't come off easily indicate unripe fruit underneath.
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sternus1 says...
pfft--that's a baby compared to some of the specimens growing in brisbane.

Not a big fan of the fruit. It's ok. The little black spikes are enough to make them not worth the effort for me at least.Used to eat them as a kid but wouldn't bother these days.
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