Westerners are called farangs in Thailand. But there is also a popular fruit called farang in Thai: Guava or Psidium guajava which originated in South America and was a stranger here initially. Hans Fritschi grows many types of Guavas at Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai, but his favorites are the bird shit farangs. A tale of living cannibalism….
European olive trees are available in Thailand, but at high prices and it is dubious that they ever will bear fruits. Chinese olives (Canarium album) are much easier and very well suited to grow in tropical countries. But do those large black Chinese olives taste like the real stuff? Yes and no. But you can create a tasty meal with them.
Eggfruits, Canistel or Pouteria campechiana are not very common fruits in Thailand. They can easily been grown from seeds and never need much care, water or fertilizer. It is advisable to harvest the yellow fruits shortly before they are completely ripe and fall to the ground. Hans Fritschi shows you how to ripen hard Canistel fruits with a pinch of salt.