On Friday afternoon a few seminary students sat ouside with us for a bit to enjoy the nice sunshine. One of the students is from Southern Africa and he brought along a bottle of Amarula which is a cream liqueur made from the fruit of the Marula tree. The fruit is about the size of lemons or oval plums.
The Amarula is mostly a dessert drink Christian told us and while creamy like Bailey's, it is very fruity tasting.
The best part of his story, though, was what happens when the fruit ripens and drops to the ground. It seems the fruit will ferment if left on the ground and this fermented fruit attracts elephants and monkeys who love it. That's why the stock photo of a Marula tree has an elephant standing underneath it. Christians said the elephants and monkeys will walk right into your yard to eat the fruit. What a great image. And fun to learn something new.