Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:14 AM on Thursday 31 July

/ Front page / News

Rare breadfruit tree

Salaseini Vosamana
Saturday, November 24, 2012

SIX months ago, Selina Lee-Wah had no idea that the breadfruit tree she planted in front of her house in Labasa would bear fruit in a short period.

Now her family is baffled after the young tree produced eight fruits in the past two months.

Mrs Lee-Wah said they were surprised to notice the rare growth, something they had never witnessed before.

"I bought the tree for $10 from a friend early this year and I never thought it would bear fruit rapidly," she said. "When the tree was growing up, I made sure I talked to it every morning before watering it.

"I was surprised when I saw the fruits because I knew the tree wasn't matured enough to produce."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Iliesa Delana explains
  2. Help pours in
  3. Love from within
  4. Gaskell on trial for the murder of his Fijian wife
  5. Plea to save school
  6. Parents thank lucky stars
  7. Focus remains on education
  8. Call for intervention
  9. No water, no school
  10. Roadworks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  8. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  9. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)