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Hachiya Persimmons
Hachiya are the more traditional Persimmons that are acorn shaped
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is the largest fruit on the planet reaching up to 100 pounds! It is in the same family as the breadfruit and the fig. Fresh ripe Jackfruit can be eaten as a snack, added it More…
Kiwi
Kiwi have a fuzzy brown skin (much like their namesake, the flightless bird from New Zealand that has fuzzy feathers.) They are either yellow (Golden Kiwi) or most probably green inside More…
Longan
Longan are sweeter than Lychees and smaller than Lychees.
Lychee
The knobbly shell can be easily removed as can the stone. The flesh is white with a pinkish tin when ripe. Also available tinned or in an overripe form when they turn black. Can be served More…
Lychees
Lychees are gorgeous succulent fruit. They have a hard bumpy outer shell that is simply peeled away to reveal a juicy translucent sweet exotic tasting fruit that you pop in your mouth and More…
Mamey Sapote
Mamey has bark like brown rough skin and is orange inside. It is soft, smooth, thick, and creamy. Very popular with Cuban-Americans, it's like a sweet potato and avocado in texture. It More…
Monstera Deliciosa
From the split-leaf philodendron! It grows out of the flower. Also called Mexican Breadfruit or Swiss Cheese Plant. Norman Van Aken explains: "You owe it to yourself to More…
Olives
are the small oval fruit of the olive tree. The fruit ripens from green to black; the flesh encloses an oval stone and is the source of olive oil - the fruit stoned or stuffed is used as an More…
Papaya
Papaya, known as the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus, and is a real a tropical treat. Because of the strong enzyme in papaya, like pineapple, you can't mix them with things More…
Peaches and Nectarines
Peach (Prunus Persica), Nectarine(Prunus Persica Var. Nectarina ) Family: Rosaceae Peach: Round juicy fruit with downy yellowish-red skin and a rough stone. More…
Pear
Pyrus communis Family: Rosaceae Sweet juicy yellow or green fruit with a rounded shape that becomes narrower towards the stalk. Pears are picked when they are almost More…
Physalis
Originally from Peru, yellow to red in color and often wrapped in its fine wafer thin brown leaves/bladder (calyx). Often used for their presentation value to decorate sweets. The fruit More…
Pineapples
Pineapples are sweet and delicious but hard to get into, if you are unfamiliar with the bumpy terrain. They are worth the exploration and once you cut a few open, you'll be able to do that More…
Plantains
Plantains look just like bananas. You can tell if they are plantains or bananas on the tree - plantains are bigger and grow upward on the tree unlike bananas which grow downward. More…
Plum
Prunus domestica Family: Rosaceae Soft round smooth-skinned sweet fruit with sweet flesh and a flattish pointed stone. A plum is a fruittype with a lot of More…
Sapodilla
Sapodilla are a sweet creamy fruit with brown skin about the size of a small tomato. It has a unique fruity and spicy flavor like cinnamon, pear, banana, melon and apple when ripe. They More…
Sapote
Sapote is either white or black. About the size of an orange and shaped like a tomato, this is tropical delight. White Sapote has green skin a vanilla custard-like flavor and creamy More…
Star Fruit
Star Fruit Also called Carambola, they are juicy, crisp, and sweet yet slightly tart. High in Vitamin C and a good source of fiber and Vitamin A.
Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane is fun, especially for little ones, to see where sugar comes from and as a fun treat to peel and suck on. You can also put it through your juicer and use it to make a green More…
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