Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon
una at mars.its.yale.edu
Tue Dec 5 09:15:49 EST 2000
martin.brown at pandora.be writes:
> Fortunately the older generation collect up the fruit
>before it gets seriously smelly as a supply of free ginko nuts.
Around here, it's the younger generation who do most of the collecting.
And you're right; the smell doesn't usually get too bad before someone
comes around to collect all the fallen fruits.
>I never quite figured out how they deal with the smell.
I read somewhere the fruits are boiled in water until the pulp falls
apart, then it is rinsed away.
>The nuts are a great delicacy. You can buy them in supermarkets in the
I think they are common in Chinese groceries everywhere. I have eaten
them in a very fine glutinous rice pudding. The nuts (actually seeds)
taste a lot like almonds but are tender like macadamia nuts. Someone
here mentioned a flavor like garlic; the nuts may have been marinaded
in garlic paste.
Una Smith una.smith at yale.edu
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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