Ketapang sinonim dengan pantai

Bismillah Phrase Arabic Islamic Calligraphy 05

Pokok ketapang adalah jenis pokok yang membesar sehingga mencapai 115 kaki (35 m) ketinggian, berbanding dengan pokok kelapa yang mencapai ketinggian 60 kaki (± 18 m). Bayangkan, pokok kelapa pun dah tinggi. The Indian almond / catappa tree can reach a height of 115 ft (35 m), compared to the coconut tree which can reach 60 ft (± 18 m) in height. Just imagine, a coconut tree is considered tall enough.

Yang ni masih muda dan tak berapa tinggi lagi.Selain tumbuh di tepi pantai, pokok ketapang juga ditanam di taman-taman awam. This catappa tree is still young and not so tall.Besides growing on sandy beaches,the catappa trees are also grown in public parks.

Buah ketapang muda berwarna hijau. Ia kemudian berubah menjadi kuning. Biji dari buah yg tua boleh dimakan dan rasanya lemak,seolah rasa badam. A young fruit is green in colour. It eventually turns yellow. The seed from a matured and dried fruit is edible and it has almost that almond taste.

Sejenis ulat suka memakan dan hidup pada daun-daun ketapang. A kind of worms like to stick and feed on the catappa leaves.

 

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Salah sangka rupanya

Bismillah Phrase Arabic Islamic Calligraphy 05

MasyaAllah,masyaAllah,masyaAllah.Dah salahsangka rupanya.Buah atau sayur ni rupanya bukan labu air tapi kundur! Ada seorang dua kawan yang kenalpasti yang ni buah kundur. Bunganya kuning dan buah yang muda berbulu tajam.

Ketika kecil, kundur mempunyai banyak bulu2 tajam di permukaannya.

A young winter melon has many sharp hairs on its surface.
MashaAllah. This winter melon was mistaken for a bottle gourd.Only one or two friends recognised this as winter melon.This vine has yellow flowers and the immature fruits have sharp fine hairs on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pada awal dulu buah ni dipetik ketika ia masih muda,jadi tak ada la debu/bedak di badan dia tu,tapi bulu2 tajam tu ada la sikit2 ja. Dok kata labu air la sebab tak ada debu…..aduuuhhh…masyaAllah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the beginning the fruits were plucked young so there were no powder on their bodies.There were not much hairs on them and these points made us assumed that  these were bottle gourds.

Debu yang jelas dilihat di permukaan kundur. The powder that is obviously seen on the surface of the winter melon.

Keratan lintang kundur yang matang menunjukkan biji-biji yang tertumpu di bahagian tengah buah. The seeds of a matured winter melon aggregated in the centre.

Catatan /NB:
Buah yang terbesar yang kami perolehi ialah seberat 5.6 kg. The biggest fruit that we obtained was at 5.6 kg.

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           الحمد لله

Rupanya ada rezeki lagi. Buah penghujung……  It didn’t stop at 5.6 kg.

Berat 9.5 kg. It is 9.5 kg.

 

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