National Geographic : 1926 Feb
Photographs by Wil '2HE "CURUBA DE CASTILLA," A FRUIT OF THE NORTHERN ANDES A handsome pink-flowered climber native to the Andean region pro duces this favorite fruit of the Bogotanos. It contains a large number of orange-colored, translucent globules of pulp, each having a small seed. The flavor is acid and highly aromatic. THE BALU, WHICH GROWS ON TREES The beans inclosed by this pod arenearly two inches long and half as thick. They have a pleasant,slightly sweet flavor and areprepared in the same manner as lima beans. The tree which yields them, Erythrina cdulis, is cultivated in severalparts oftheColombian highlands.