When we say that Kerehaklu has been home to mammoth avocados, we mean it. For 4 consecutive years, we have grown a Choquette avocado weighing over 1 kilogram.
We have over fifty avocado trees, planted to serve as second-tier shade trees in the 1980s. Out of the eight varieties, seven are harvested. The eighth variety consists of a pair of Hass saplings, grown from seeds brought over by Prashun from Melbourne in September 2018.
Our avocado season is from May to November, and we have supplied this deliciously buttery fruit to kitchens in homes and restaurants all across India.
Peppercorns are native to the southern part of the subcontinent, and we have been lucky to grow them for many decades. At Kerehaklu, the Panniyur and Karimunda varieties grow as vines on our shade trees and are annually harvested from February to April.
Our green peppercorns are available pickled in brine, while our black peppercorns are available in small jars or mills. Kerehaklu's black peppercorns were recently shipped overseas, making their way to kitchens in Accra, Ghana.
Seasonal fruits, citrus, veggies, tubers and herbs
Around Kerehaklu, you will come across an array of flora during different seasons. Some planted over the years while others are some that occur naturally, foraged for by our ancestors.
Devanahalli pomelos, Indian jackfruit, Cluster figs, Arka mridula guavas, mango ginger, Allepey turmeric and chayotes are a few of the different plants which are a part of our ecosystem that we are delighted to cook with on a daily basis.