12p Tamarind Orange (Citrus nobilis)
Dalanghita - Singles (750,000)
13p Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola)
Balimbing - Singles (250,000)
15p Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)
Caimito - Singles (1,250,000)
35p Sweet Tamarind (Pithecelloblum dulce)
Kamatsile - Singles (1,750,000)
First Day Covers: Manila
Popular Fruits of the Philippines
Tangerine Orange (Citrus nobilis) locally known as
Dalanghita. Fruits with
a loose skin and leathery pericarp, with a sweet pulp that is only
fairly juicy. Green fruit turns to yellow, greenish yellow or
orange. Of many varieties, the large ones attain a size of about 10
centimeters in diameter and about 9 centimeters thick. Pulp is sweet
and only fairly juicy.
Widely scattered in large scale cultivation in the Batangas Province
Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) locally known as
Balimbing. Fruit is
fleshy, green to greenish yellow, about 6 centimeters long, with 5
longitudinal, sharp and angular lobes. Seeds are arillate.
Cultivated and semi-cultivated in areas throughout the
Philippines. When slized
horizontally produces star-shaped fruit cut outs.
Star Apple (Chrysophyllum
cainito) locally known as Caimito.
Fruit has a star like design when it is sliced, hence
commonly called Star Apple. It has a soft, extremely sweet flesh
that is delicious when cold.
best when picked ripe from the tree, they donít keep too well nor
travel without bruising.
Sweet Tamarind (Pithecellobium
dulce) locally known as Kamatsile.
Referred to as Manila tamarind because of the sweet-sour
tamarind-like taste . It
is a tree that reaches a height of about 10 to 15 m (33 to 49 ft).
The flowers produce a pod, which turns pink when ripe and opens to
expose an edible pulp. The pulp contains black shiny seeds that are
circular and flat. The
seed pods contain a sweet and sour pulp that which is eaten raw or
as an accompaniment to various meat dishes.
The seeds are also edible and refined to extract oil.