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Year 10,172 Contasta Ar


Fruit



Here are relevant references from the Books where fruit is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,
Fogaban



     Fruit
     Iron Fruit
     Larma
          Hard
     Melon
     Plum
     Pomegranate
     Tospit
 


Iron Fruit
To The Top


I knew enough of the forest within the wands to recognize many things outside them which might be eaten; leafy Tur-Pah, parasitic on Tur trees, of course, but, too, certain plants whose roots were edible, as the wild Sul; and there were flat ground pods in tangles which I could tear open, iron fruit whose shells might be broken between rocks, and autumn gim berries, purple and juicy, perhaps named for the bird, whose cast fruit lies under the snow, the seeds surviving until spring, when one in a thousand might germinate.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 243





 


Larma
To The Top


He then picked up a juicy, red larma fruit, biting into it with a sound that seemed partly crunching as he went through the shell, partly squishing as he bit into the fleshy, segmented endocarp. He seemed to make a great deal of noise.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 220


"And put bread over the fire," I said, "and honey, and the eggs of vulos, and fried tarsk meat and a Torian larma fruit."
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 106


The tospits, in the Forkbeard's orchard, which can grow at this latitude, as the larma cannot, were too green to eat.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 102


Larma and tospits are also grown at the oases, in small orchards.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 37


I looked upwards, and about the room. The multicolored ribbons were festive; the lamps were lovely; and the flowers, abundant and colorful, mostly larma blossoms, Veminia and Teriotrope, were beautiful and fragrant. Lola had done well.
Guardsman of Gor     Book 16     Page 240


"Apparently," said Boots, "you are under the delusion that this is a free woman, one that may simply be picked up, like a larma in a field, for whatever purposes you might please."
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 154


Now, however, she might be plucked as easily as a larma, one overhanging a public path.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 91


The larma does not grow naturally in Torvaldsland, but certain hard fruits do, which, happily, will serve a similar purpose.
Swordsmen of Gor     Book 29     Page 534 - 535





 


Larma - Hard
To The Top


I took a slice of hard larma from my tray. This is a firm, single-seeded, applelike fruit. It is quite unlike the segmented, juicy larma. It is sometimes called, and perhaps more aptly, the pit fruit, because of its large single stone. I held it up so that he could see it. The urt people, I understood, were fond of pit fruit. Indeed, it was for having stolen such fruit from a state orchard that he had been incarcerated.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 267





 


Melon
To The Top


At the oasis will be grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. At the oasis, because of the warm climate, the farmers can grow two or more crops a year.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 37


The vendors come early to the market, leaving their villages outside of Tor in the morning darkness, that they may find a yard of pavement, preferably near the market gate, to display their wares. I was jostled to one side by two men in djellabas. My ankle stung. I had nearly stepped into a basket of plums. Not even looking up, a woman had cried out, and, with a stick lashed out, protecting her merchandise. "Buy melons!" called a fellow next to her, lifting one of the yellowish, red-striped spheres toward me.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 45


We did hear a man calling outside, selling melons. We heard two kaiila plod by, their bells.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 121


The incident had had to do with the theft of several melons from the chief's patch.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 219


There were probably few who thought that the little rogue of Schendi, the son of a lad who had once fled a village for stealing melons, would one day stand at the side of a throne.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 455





 


Plum
To The Top


From the garment, to the sand about her ankles, there fell several small Gorean plums, a small larma fruit and two silver tarsks.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 92


The vendors come early to the market, leaving their villages outside of Tor in the morning darkness, that they may find a yard of pavement, preferably near the market gate, to display their wares. I was jostled to one side by two men in djellabas. My ankle stung. I had nearly stepped into a basket of plums. Not even looking up, a woman had cried out, and, with a stick lashed out, protecting her merchandise.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 45


The girl lifted her head then and, timidly, lifted the ripe, rounded fruit which she held in her hands, Gorean peaches and plums, to me.
Rogue of Gor     Book 15     Page 194


He also gave me a slice of dried larma, some raisins and a plum.
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 216





 


Pomegranate
To The Top


I distended my nostrils, screening the scents of the room. I rejected the smell of moldy straw, of wastes. From outside I could smell date palms, pomegranates.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 115


"Pomegranate orchards lie at the east of the oasis." I said. "Gardens lie inward. There is even a pond, between two of the groves of date palms."

"True," said Hassan.

"There is Red Rock," I said.

"No," said Hassan.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 174


It was the next day, at the eleventh Ahn, one Ahn past the Gorean noon, that we arrived at the Oasis of Red Rock.

It was dominated by the kasbah of its pasha, Turem a'Din, commander of the local Tashid clans, on its rim to the northeast. There were five palm groves. At the east of the oasis lay pomegranate orchards. Toward its lower parts, in its center, were the gardens. Between two of the groves of date palms there was a large pool.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 175





 


Tospit
To The Top


On the back of the kaiila, the black lance in hand, bending down in the saddle, I raced past a wooden wand fixed in the earth, on the top of which was placed a dried tospit, a small, wrinkled, yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the western Cartius. They are bitter but edible.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 59


This afternoon Kamchak and I, leading four pack kaiila, had entered the first gate of nine-gated Turia.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 87


He looked at me shrewdly and, to my surprise, drew a tospit out of his pouch, that yellowish-white, bitter fruit, looking something like a peach but about the size of a plum. He threw me the tospit.

"Odd or even?" he asked.

I had resolved not to wager with Kamchak, but this was indeed an opportunity to gain a certain amount of vengeance which, on my part, would be sorely appreciated. Usually, in guessing tospit seeds, one guesses the actual number, and usually both guessers opt for an odd number. The common tospit almost invariably has an odd number of seeds. On the other hand the rare, long-stemmed tospit usually has an even number of seeds. Both fruits are indistinguishable outwardly. I could see that, perhaps by accident, the tospit which Kamchak had thrown me had had the stem twisted off. It must be then, I surmised, the rare, long-stemmed tospit.
. . .

"Most tospits," Kamchak informed me, "have an odd number of seeds."

"I know," I said.

"Then why did you guess even?" he asked.

"I supposed," I grumbled, "that you would have found a long-stemmed tospit."

"But they are not available," he said, "until late in the summer."
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 149 - 150


The tospits, in the Forkbeard's orchard, which can grow at this latitude, as the larma cannot, were too green to eat. I smiled, recalling that tospits almost invariably have an odd number of seeds, saving the rarer, long-stemmed variety. I do not care too much for tospits, as they are quite bitter. Some men like them. They are commonly used, sliced and sweetened with honey, and in syrups, and to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes. They are also excellent in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies at sea, in long voyages, containing, I expect, a great deal of vitamin C. They are sometimes called the seaman's larma. They are a fairly hardfleshed fruit, and are not difficult to dry and store. On the serpents they are carried in small barrels, usually kept, with vegetables, under the overturned keel of the longboat.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 102


On the way back to the hall, cutting through the tospit trees, we had passed by the sul patch.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 103


Larma and tospits are also grown at the oases, in small orchards.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 37


A boy passed, spitting out the seeds of a tospit. The thought of Kamchak, of the Tuchuks, passed through my mind. I smiled. Only the rare, long-stemmed tospit contained an even number of seeds. On the Plains of Turia, or in the Land of the Wagon Peoples, it was available only late in the summer. Here, in Tor, however, with its two growing seasons, they might be available much earlier. Still, if pressed, I would have guessed that the boy's tospit contained an odd number of seeds. Most tospits do. I would not, however, have been likely to wager on the matter with Kamchak of the Tuchuks. I was mildly surprised that the boy had been eating the tospit raw, for they are quite bitter, but, I knew, that people of the Tahari regions, these bright, hot regions, relished strong tastes and smells.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Pages 45 - 46


"It is the season for tospits," she said, "I was sent there to assess their quality, for this early in the season."
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 344


















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