A Unique Fruit: Hala
Have you ever heard of the exotic fruit known as Hala? It’s not your everyday apple or banana – this fruit is one-of-a-kind. But how long does it take to grow?
The Growth Process
The Hala fruit, also known as Pandanus amaryllifolius, grows on a tropical tree that can reach up to 30 feet tall. It requires warm weather and plenty of water to thrive. Typically, the tree takes about three years to mature before it begins producing fruit.
Patience is Key
Once the tree reaches maturity, it takes time for the actual fruits to develop fully. The process can be quite slow – even up to two years! Each individual fruit goes through several stages before reaching its full size and ripeness.
The first stage involves small flowers growing on long stalks called inflorescences. These eventually turn into immature fruits that are green in color and covered with spiky bumps. As they continue growing, they become more round and smooth while changing colors from green to brownish-orange.
Finally, after a few months of being on the tree and going through various changes in appearance, Hala fruits will start showing signs of ripening. This includes becoming softer and sweeter in taste while turning bright yellow or orange with an enticing aroma.
So there you have it – although slow-growing compared to some other types of fruits out there like strawberries or peaches which only take a season (or less), Hala fruits truly are unique little treasures worth waiting for if you’re lucky enough live somewhere where they grow!