Asia’s Hidden Gem – Tiny Fruit

Unbeknownst to anyone who has not visited Sri Lanka, they actually have very small fruit. My immediate assumption is that, as a small country, they obviously can only grow small fruit. Makes sense right?
However, after a little research, it has become apparent that we in Europe view a Cavendish banana as normal. Safe to assume that some bloke with either the first name or surname Cavendish brought this big banana over and killed-off all the other crazy miniature banana sellers within a 400 mile radius.
However, in Sri Lanka, Cavendish can do one. He is not welcome here. Neither are his elongated, slightly dry and flavourless bananas.
Instead, they have the Pygmy banana (not the official name, but I like it). A finger long, and very sweet.

Moreover, they also have miniature satsumas. Basically, I am now spending my time searching for tiny fruit, and then pretending I am a giant.

Here is a picture to demonstrate what I’m talking about.





  1. Emily
    15th January 2014 / 10:52 am

    Bah! Hilarious. I love tiny fruit – clementiny’s are a fave. Not so much bananas though…
    Fee Fi Fo Fruit x

  2. J-Sco
    15th January 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Who knew that you would go to Sri Lanka and write about fruit. Xx

  3. 19th January 2014 / 7:24 pm

    So how many of these will constitute ‘five a day’

  4. Benoit
    22nd January 2014 / 2:18 pm

    And papaya is soooo good.. 😉 Ben & Zaira Quebec!

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