Ok, so I learned something huge today. My name, Erik, is also the name for a green plum found in Turkey. One of my coworkers told me this today. Please leave a comment if you know where there may be a market in the Chicago area that sells eriks.
I am a green plum!
erik Turkish green plum facts and links:
Nutritional Facts about erik, the green plum here. 45 calories per erik. 11 carbs, 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of dietary fiber per erik.
scientific name: Prunus cerasifera
season: Mid-April to mid-May
scientific study in the erik genotypes
facebook fan club of erik the green plums.
A man named Gilbert left a comment on this blog describing eriks: “Eriks are hard, green and sour and Turks dip them in salt. They serve them as dessert in our school canteen, which given the complete lack of sweetness I find unacceptable (see comment at the beginning). I bought some eriks the other day for my wife, who likes them. She complained that the ones I had got were too small so didn’t taste nice! The expression on my face meant something like ‘… ?'”
A person named “Stranger” agreed with Gilbert and said, “Green plums are for throwing”
photo from harika, a blog by a “compulsive sketcher, tea drinker, and nomad” in Istanbul. Szaza’s caption for the photo says:
Erik, Green Plum: super-sour and tart, they’ll make you squint.
During a Fun Day at my primary school, we raced with eriks
balanced in spoons for coloured ribbons.