The Khudarji Report 16: 19/9/09
To inform a customer that something is sweet, many terms are used, such as “sukkar” (sugar), “aasl” (honey), and “ananas” (pineapple).
Pineapples have returned to the market. They bear the Del Monte label and are from the Phillipines; they are at 10,000 LL/kilo. It is possible to grow a pineapple top: Look for a top that is still green on the inside. Cut off the top with about 2 cm of the fruit; tie a string around the top and hang upside down in a cool, dry, dark place for about five days. Place the top in potting soil up to the base of the leaves and water regularly. New growth should appear in 10 days to two weeks.
Pomegranates are stocked both red, ripe and sweet as well as green, immature and sour.
Kiwis are from New Zealand.
The Khudarji Report, by Zayd, reflects conditions unique to a neighborhood in central Beirut; the status at your local mahal al-khudra will most likely vary.