Jerusalem's huge outdoor fruit and vegetable market put on her pre-holiday finery today.
Jewish shoppers are ready to pay extra for fancy fruit for Rosh Hashana, the new year (beginning this Friday evening).
It is not everyday you see carambola and pineapples in Jerusalem.
And I have NEVER seen that exotic-looking red and green fruit. From the sign in Hebrew I figured out it was called pitaya.
Google led me to this little picture of the inside of a pitaya, also called dragon fruit. I also learned now that pineapples, carambola, and pitaya are grown in Israel, although in limited scope.
Oh, and now I remember seeing and eating slices of pitaya in a salad. It was on a London-to-Sydney flight, after the jet landed in Bangkok to refuel and load airplane food meals. Thailand is (another) one of the places where the pitaya cactus grows.