Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

Una Smith 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
>Far East.

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.

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	Una Smith		una.smith at yale.edu

	Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
	Yale University






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