In Spanish, tuna is a cactus fruit that grows from the prickly pear cactus. It starts as a pink flower that blossoms in Spring– typically in late April or May– and produces fruit by June and July.
Isidro slices open a torete fruit with a small knife. His wife, Maria, breaks the two halves of the spiky round ball into pieces, handing one to her grandson and another to Yorlenis and me. “Los ninos son debiles,” she says. “Quieren café con azucar. “Cuando era chica, comí esta, nada mas,” she says in that familiar When I…… Continue reading What’s That Fruit: Torete
For a girl who grew up with apples and green grapes in her lunchbox, this level of sweet-and-sour wasn’t in my mouth’s vocabulary. It’s kind of worth getting excited about.