2011 International Year of the forest – the trees of our local forests (final)

The Calabash (Crescentia cujete) Maracas, dishes, bowls, artwork. The fruit of the Kalebas (Dutch), Calabash (English) or Kalbas (Papiamentu) tree is used for lots of things. These fruits are an integral part of the landscape. The large round or oval shiny green fruits, which reach at least the size of a fist, are very striking. After the fruits fall from the tree, they turn yellow in color. In nature they dry out, but only after quite a few months, into […] Read more »