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Fruits


Apricot: Same as the Earth variety. It can be found sold in the markets of the Tahari.

Berries: Same as the Earth variety.

Cherries: The cherries of Tyros are famed.

Chokecherries: Berries often used in the making of wakapapi, small, flattish round cakes made with crushed fruit, meat and kailiauk fat.

Date: A staple of the diet of the Tahari Tribesmen. They are sold in a tef (a handful with the 5 fingers closed. A tefa is 6 tefs (a small basket). Five such baskets constitute a huda. In large compressed bricks, they are used in trade. It is the principal export of the Tahari.

Ka-la-na: The red fruit of the ka-la-na tree. Presumably sweet, it is used to make a type of wine as well as being edible on its own. Similar to an Earth pear. The wood of the tree is yellow and strong used in making of bows.

Larma: They come in two types: 1) A juicy, segmented, succulent fruit; 2) hard, rather like an apple, having one pit. Commonly called the pit fruit, it is sometimes sliced and fried, and served with browned honey sauce. Offering a larma, real or imagined, by a slave girl to her master is a silent plea for the girl to be raped.

Melon: A yellowish, red-striped fruit. Similar to cantaloupe. Sold in Tahari markets. There may also be other melons, such as watermelon brought from Earth.

Pear: Same as the Earth variety.

Pit Fruit: Also known as the hard larma, this is a firm, single-seeded, apple-like fruit.

Plums: Same as the Earth variety.

Pomegranate: Same as the Earth variety.

Raisins: Since there are grapes, there are raisins.

Ram-berry: Small reddish berries with edible seeds, much like tiny plums except with many seeds within.

Ta-grape: Edible purple fruit, the size of a small plum, from which ta-wine is made. Usually associated with the terraces of Cos, yet also found in various locales of similar latitude.

Tospit: Bitter but edible peach-like fruit about the size of a plum. It is yellowish-white in color. Sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey. They are also used in syrups and to flavor a variety of dishes. They are also carried on sea voyages to prevent nutritional deficiencies. They almost always have an odd number of seeds, except for the rare, long-stemmed ones.




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