Meichee Fruit is one of Wukrii’s many native fruits. It’s most well-known for the spikey exterior that covers the outside of its skin. Meichee fruit can typically be found growing in the inland and within the forest areas of Wukrii. They’re a popular domesticated fruit to grow among the locals and a number of fruit orchards raise them for selling at the various marketplaces across the islands.
A full ripe meichee fruit has a red-orange gradient hue to its color with a number of acute bumps forming around it. Though these spikes aren’t sharp to puncture skin, if dropped high enough from a tree, a hit from one can still be quite painful. The spikes give an added layer of protection to the fruit from pests, and preventing it from splitting open when the fruit drops from the branches above. This makes the fruit fairly durable and the perfect snack for carrying around on rough treks through Wukrii’s wilderness. The flesh of the fruit is firm, but very juicy and within it, a large singular seed can be found in the center.
The meichee fruit is also used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes such as meichee pie. The exotic sweet and sour flavor that it brings makes it beloved among cooks in Wukrii. Because of the fruit’s durability, it’s easy to ship on long and rocky ship voyages. This alone makes it one of the island’s popular exports.
When picking miechee fruit from a tree, it is advised to exercise caution. This fruit also attracts many of Wukrii’s native creatures, such as the triiurchin. They will often build their nest in the trees and won’t hesitate to attack any intruders. Triiurchins also share a spikey appearance and sometimes can be mistaken for unripe meichee fruit when triiurchins are in their curled-up form. Shaking a meiechee fruit tree can also sometimes send triiurchins dropping down and hitting unsuspecting harvesters on the head as well, so intrepid and hungry travelers beware.