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Garden Variety: Monstera’s little-known fruit lies hidden among its leaves

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                                Monstera is highly tolerant of acid and alkaline soils, and a variety of conditions, but favors shade and moisture.

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    Monstera is highly tolerant of acid and alkaline soils, and a variety of conditions, but favors shade and moisture.

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                                The Monstera deliciosa produces fruit that looks like a scaly cucumber but tastes like a cross between banana and pineapple.

    COURTESY NORMAN BEZONA

    The Monstera deliciosa produces fruit that looks like a scaly cucumber but tastes like a cross between banana and pineapple.

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                                Monstera, a popular icon of a tropical garden, is a rigorous climbing vine with monstrous leaves.

    COURTESY NORMAN BEZONA

    Monstera, a popular icon of a tropical garden, is a rigorous climbing vine with monstrous leaves.

Monstera, a popular icon of a tropical garden, is a rigorous climbing vine with monstrous leaves. But most people are unaware that the most commonly known species produces fruit that tastes like a cross between a banana and a pineapple. Read more

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