Seagrape

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One of the most ubiquitous plants around the Bahamas is the seagrape tree. You will see it as a hedge, or a shrub or even a tree growing everywhere.  It is saltwater resistant.  In the old days, and in some households, the fruit is collected and made into a jam.  It is particularly sweet, but there is not a lot of it.  The fruit grown in bunches like a grape, but the individual fruits do not ripen all at once.  They ripen one at a time.  Also the fruits have this huge seed in the middle, so the fruit is just a thin layer around the seed.  You really can't eat the fruit -- you have to suck it off the seed.


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