agreed! it sure tastes like marcona almond marzipan custard, and also with strong sapodilla qualities, its smaller-fruited cousin(sapotaceae family). Maturity of fruits may be difficult to gauge. High density relative to size would be a good sign. One may covertly nick the skin to check if the pulp has minimal hues of green or yellow. If the hue is more of orange or reddish, the better. Bigger fruits are generally better.
photo below is a good-sized mamey, together with morado bananas. Possible that the indentation near the roundish end was where i nicked the thing.
while we’re veering off-topic, have to admit that i got exposed to it growing up in the tropical isles, and there was a brief period of time it piqued my interest, just as i was into bikes, cars, guns, and even katana swords(you know-- the stuff typical boys like). But for some reason the ‘novelty’ of all those wore out in my late teens, and now would rather limit my hobbies to building stuff, growing trees, and lately, growing flowers(of all things!). Seems like my testosterone and machismo levels are dwindling
as for those brass roosters, let it be known that no animal was hurt in its production and filming. I still eat meat, i admit, but just tiny, almost negligible portions, and mostly fish. So not just my testosterone levels declining, but this human is transforming into a chimp–lots of fruit and little meat, haha
In my long ago experience, those eyes closer to the bottom of a cane germinated fater/better. Maybe, more energy is stored at lower part of the cane. Not really know why but that how we did it way back.