Ripening & Storage Guide

Atemoya

Atemoya is a medium-to-large, heart-shaped or rounded fruit, with pale-green (when ripe), bumpy skin. The flesh inside is creamy white, uniquely custard-like, juicy, sweet, a little tart, and fragrant with a tropical aroma. Atemoya should be kept at room temperature in a brown paper bag to ripen, similar to an avocado. This fruit is ripe when you gently squeeze it and it has some give to it. Once ripe, it will keep up to three days in the refrigerator. This fruit is best eaten fresh and raw. Cut it open, scoop out the soft sweet flesh and eat chilled. Do not eat the black seeds or the skin.

Atemoya

Atemoya is a medium-to-large, heart-shaped or rounded fruit, with pale-green (when ripe), bumpy skin. The flesh inside is creamy white, uniquely custard-like, juicy, sweet, a little tart, and fragrant with a tropical aroma. Atemoya should be kept at room temperature in a brown paper bag to ripen, similar to an avocado. This fruit is ripe when you gently squeeze it and it has some give to it. Once ripe, it will keep up to three days in the refrigerator. This fruit is best eaten fresh and raw. Cut it open, scoop out the soft sweet flesh and eat chilled. Do not eat the black seeds or the skin.

Baby Sour Mango

Baby sour mangoes are small and round with green smooth skin that is firm and vibrant. The flesh is yellowish to green and there is an inedible white seed in the center. These are ready to eat as-is or use for cooking when they arrive and will not ripen. Baby mangoes will keep up to a week when stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. The skin on a baby mango is tough and has bitter taste, but is fully edible and can be eaten along with the flesh.

Baby Sour Mango

Baby sour mangoes are small and round with green smooth skin that is firm and vibrant. The flesh is yellowish to green and there is an inedible white seed in the center. These are ready to eat as-is or use for cooking when they arrive and will not ripen. Baby mangoes will keep up to a week when stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. The skin on a baby mango is tough and has bitter taste, but is fully edible and can be eaten along with the flesh.

Burro Banana

The burro banana is similar to the conventional Cavendish banana (the most prevalent variety sold), except squatter and shorter in shape. The burro banana turns green to deep yellow as it ripens. To let it ripen, leave on the counter in a paper bag, or if you want to delay ripening, store in the refrigerator. As with other bananas, peel the skin and use the fruit inside.

Burro Banana

The burro banana is similar to the conventional Cavendish banana (the most prevalent variety sold), except squatter and shorter in shape. The burro banana turns green to deep yellow as it ripens. To let it ripen, leave on the counter in a paper bag, or if you want to delay ripening, store in the refrigerator. As with other bananas, peel the skin and use the fruit inside.

California Blood Orange

The dark orange peel is flushed with pink and red tones. They are usually seedless, and slightly smaller and less acidic than a navel orange. Ready to eat upon arrival. Eat these just as you would any other orange. For the best flavor, bring the fruit to room temperature before eating. Blood oranges can be stored on the counter for several days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

California Blood Orange

The dark orange peel is flushed with pink and red tones. They are usually seedless, and slightly smaller and less acidic than a navel orange. Ready to eat upon arrival. Eat these just as you would any other orange. For the best flavor, bring the fruit to room temperature before eating. Blood oranges can be stored on the counter for several days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

California Red Pomelo

The largest of citrus fruits, the red pomelo is similar to a grapefruit, but can be up to twice the size, and with a round, sometimes slightly teardrop shape. Store whole at room temperature; however, when ripe, try to use immediately for peak flavor. Store cut up red pomelo in the refrigerator for a few days. The thick peel of the pomelo needs to be removed to enjoy the juicy fruit inside. Cut a little off the top or bottom to allow the fruit to lie flat easily, and slice a few cuts into the peel to help make it easier to peel with your hands. Remove the white pith. Separate segments of the flesh from its membrane.

California Red Pomelo

The largest of citrus fruits, the red pomelo is similar to a grapefruit, but can be up to twice the size, and with a round, sometimes slightly teardrop shape. Store whole at room temperature; however, when ripe, try to use immediately for peak flavor. Store cut up red pomelo in the refrigerator for a few days. The thick peel of the pomelo needs to be removed to enjoy the juicy fruit inside. Cut a little off the top or bottom to allow the fruit to lie flat easily, and slice a few cuts into the peel to help make it easier to peel with your hands. Remove the white pith. Separate segments of the flesh from its membrane.

Caviar Lime

This fruit is very small and has a narrow and elongated shape and can range in color from dark to light green, purple or black. Caviar limes are harvested ripe and ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for about a week stored in a bag on the counter, or 2-4 weeks when wrapped in plastic and stored in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen whole and stored for 6-12 months in the freezer. These limes are very tiny and oblong so they do not cut the same as a regular lime and the fruit inside is different. Cut the caviar lime in half and with a little squeeze, the pearls will ooze out of the fruit and be ready to use.

Caviar Lime

This fruit is very small and has a narrow and elongated shape and can range in color from dark to light green, purple or black. Caviar limes are harvested ripe and ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for about a week stored in a bag on the counter, or 2-4 weeks when wrapped in plastic and stored in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen whole and stored for 6-12 months in the freezer. These limes are very tiny and oblong so they do not cut the same as a regular lime and the fruit inside is different. Cut the caviar lime in half and with a little squeeze, the pearls will ooze out of the fruit and be ready to use.

Cherimoya

Cherimoya can vary greatly in both shape and size. It has green skin with scale-like depressions and inside if filled with a creamy white flesh. The seeds contain neurotoxins and should not be eaten. The skin on this fruit is also not edible. The fruit is ripe when you can gently squeeze it and can rip it open with your hands to eat. To store, keep at room temperature until ripe. Wrap ripe fruit and refrigerate up to four days.

Cherimoya

Cherimoya can vary greatly in both shape and size. It has green skin with scale-like depressions and inside if filled with a creamy white flesh. The seeds contain neurotoxins and should not be eaten. The skin on this fruit is also not edible. The fruit is ripe when you can gently squeeze it and can rip it open with your hands to eat. To store, keep at room temperature until ripe. Wrap ripe fruit and refrigerate up to four days.

Chico Sapote / Sapodilla

These are usually oblong in shape and have brown skin that is slightly fuzzy. The flesh color can vary from yellowish orange to reddish brown. The skin and flat brown seed inside are inedible. Sapodillas should be allowed to ripen at room temperature and are ready to eat when they are firm with a slight give when pressed. Ripe Sapodillas should be kept in the refrigerator and used within a week.

Chico Sapote / Sapodilla

These are usually oblong in shape and have brown skin that is slightly fuzzy. The flesh color can vary from yellowish orange to reddish brown. The skin and flat brown seed inside are inedible. Sapodillas should be allowed to ripen at room temperature and are ready to eat when they are firm with a slight give when pressed. Ripe Sapodillas should be kept in the refrigerator and used within a week.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is available in 3 different varieties: yellow, white, and red. On the outside, dragon fruit has an inedible, leathery skin. The delicious pulp inside is filled with small, edible seeds similar to a kiwi. Dragon fruit is ripe when you press the flesh and it has a little give. Leave unripened dragon fruit on the counter for a few days and touch-test it. Once ripe, the fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. It can also be frozen for up to a year when sealed in a plastic bag. Dragon fruit is typically eaten raw, either scooped straight out of the skin or cubed, balled or sliced. When the fruit is ripe is will separate easily from the skin. It is especially delicious when eaten cold. Slice the fruit lengthwise or in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp and seeds.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is available in 3 different varieties: yellow, white, and red. On the outside, dragon fruit has an inedible, leathery skin. The delicious pulp inside is filled with small, edible seeds similar to a kiwi. Dragon fruit is ripe when you press the flesh and it has a little give. Leave unripened dragon fruit on the counter for a few days and touch-test it. Once ripe, the fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. It can also be frozen for up to a year when sealed in a plastic bag. Dragon fruit is typically eaten raw, either scooped straight out of the skin or cubed, balled or sliced. When the fruit is ripe is will separate easily from the skin. It is especially delicious when eaten cold. Slice the fruit lengthwise or in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp and seeds.

Egg Fruit / Canistel

This fruit is small and oblong with a bulbous shape tapering on one end. It has smooth delicate yellowish skin and sometimes it has brown patches. The flesh is bright yellow to orange with a dense, creamy, thick texture. The seeds and skin are not edible. Egg fruit should ripen at room temperature. When ripe, the fruit will be soft to touch and can be opened with your hands. Once ripe, the fruits should be immediately consumed or stored in the refrigerator.

Egg Fruit / Canistel

This fruit is small and oblong with a bulbous shape tapering on one end. It has smooth delicate yellowish skin and sometimes it has brown patches. The flesh is bright yellow to orange with a dense, creamy, thick texture. The seeds and skin are not edible. Egg fruit should ripen at room temperature. When ripe, the fruit will be soft to touch and can be opened with your hands. Once ripe, the fruits should be immediately consumed or stored in the refrigerator.

Feijoa / Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guavas are an oval-shaped (similar to an egg) fruit with thin, dark green skin that look a bit like limes, but also resemble the unripe green guava. Once ripe, they should be eaten soon or refrigerated for up to a week. You can tell the pineapple guava is ripe when the fruit has a little give to the touch. If it's still firm, let it ripen at room temperature on the counter. Once the feijoa is cut, it will oxidize like an apple, so squeeze a little lemon juice and store in refrigerator. The entire pineapple guava is edible, although the larger the fruit is, the tougher and thicker the skin is and therefore less desirable to eat. In that case, simply cut the fruit in half and scoop out the inside with a spoon and enjoy!

Feijoa / Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guavas are an oval-shaped (similar to an egg) fruit with thin, dark green skin that look a bit like limes, but also resemble the unripe green guava. Once ripe, they should be eaten soon or refrigerated for up to a week. You can tell the pineapple guava is ripe when the fruit has a little give to the touch. If it's still firm, let it ripen at room temperature on the counter. Once the feijoa is cut, it will oxidize like an apple, so squeeze a little lemon juice and store in refrigerator. The entire pineapple guava is edible, although the larger the fruit is, the tougher and thicker the skin is and therefore less desirable to eat. In that case, simply cut the fruit in half and scoop out the inside with a spoon and enjoy!

Forelle Pear

These are one of the smallest types of pears and are bell shaped with beautiful freckled skin. When unripe, the skin is green and covered with red freckles called lenticels. Its flesh is a little firmer and crisper than other pear varieties These can be eaten in the same way as a common pear. Like all pears, these will ripen at room temperature. Once ripe, if not consuming right away, these should be stored in the refrigerator.

Forelle Pear

These are one of the smallest types of pears and are bell shaped with beautiful freckled skin. When unripe, the skin is green and covered with red freckles called lenticels. Its flesh is a little firmer and crisper than other pear varieties These can be eaten in the same way as a common pear. Like all pears, these will ripen at room temperature. Once ripe, if not consuming right away, these should be stored in the refrigerator.

Fresh Cacao

The football shaped pod can range from 4 to 12 inches long and comes in various colors —green, yellow, orange, red, purple or maroon. The outer covering of the pod is rough and bumpy and it’s filled with a sweet, white flesh that encases the large seeds/beans. To eat, cut open or crack the shell to reveal the white flesh and beans inside. You can eat the white flesh surrounding the seeds. The seeds can be eaten raw but do have a bitter taste. The seeds have a high caffeine content.

Fresh Cacao

The football shaped pod can range from 4 to 12 inches long and comes in various colors —green, yellow, orange, red, purple or maroon. The outer covering of the pod is rough and bumpy and it’s filled with a sweet, white flesh that encases the large seeds/beans. To eat, cut open or crack the shell to reveal the white flesh and beans inside. You can eat the white flesh surrounding the seeds. The seeds can be eaten raw but do have a bitter taste. The seeds have a high caffeine content.

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu persimmons are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for up to a a week or so if stored in a dry, dark, cool place. If left at room temperature they will eventually soften a bit and ripen further. Store ripe persimmons in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer for up to a few days.

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu persimmons are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for up to a a week or so if stored in a dry, dark, cool place. If left at room temperature they will eventually soften a bit and ripen further. Store ripe persimmons in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer for up to a few days.

Green Gage Plum

The green gage plum is a relatively small freestone fruit that despite its green color, is not tart or sour, but rather sweet. Depending on the variety, this can be a pale yellow-green to bright lime color with a red speckling. Ripe green gage plums will yield with a light squeeze. If not yet ripe, leave on the counter at room temperature. Store ripe plums in the refrigerator for up to one week. Eat the green gage plum as you would any other plum or stone fruit. Eat the fruit whole, avoiding the stem and central seed, or slice in half and remove the seed and stem before slicing in wedges.

Green Gage Plum

The green gage plum is a relatively small freestone fruit that despite its green color, is not tart or sour, but rather sweet. Depending on the variety, this can be a pale yellow-green to bright lime color with a red speckling. Ripe green gage plums will yield with a light squeeze. If not yet ripe, leave on the counter at room temperature. Store ripe plums in the refrigerator for up to one week. Eat the green gage plum as you would any other plum or stone fruit. Eat the fruit whole, avoiding the stem and central seed, or slice in half and remove the seed and stem before slicing in wedges.

Key Lime

Key limes are ready when you receive them. Store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks to maintain its bright flavor, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Key lime wedges or slices should be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Key Lime

Key limes are ready when you receive them. Store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks to maintain its bright flavor, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Key lime wedges or slices should be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Kiwano Melon

This fruit has a dark green rind but turns to a creamy orange as it ripens. The brighter the orange skin, the sweeter the fruit. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for about a week. The easiest way to eat a kiwano melon is to cut it in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. The seeds are edible. The sweet-tart flavor is enhanced when chilled.

Kiwano Melon

This fruit has a dark green rind but turns to a creamy orange as it ripens. The brighter the orange skin, the sweeter the fruit. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for about a week. The easiest way to eat a kiwano melon is to cut it in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. The seeds are edible. The sweet-tart flavor is enhanced when chilled.

Kiwi Berries

Kiwi berries or baby kiwi, are small berries about the size and shape of a grape with a very thin hairless edible skin that is more vibrant green than a traditional kiwi fruit. Kiwi berries are quite delicate since the skin is very thin and doesn't offer much protection to the inside flesh. When ripe, they yield slightly to the touch and the skin is a vibrant green and slightly wrinkled. Keep them in the fridge for up to a week. for best results. Since the skin is so thin, the entire kiwi berry can be eaten whole.

Kiwi Berries

Kiwi berries or baby kiwi, are small berries about the size and shape of a grape with a very thin hairless edible skin that is more vibrant green than a traditional kiwi fruit. Kiwi berries are quite delicate since the skin is very thin and doesn't offer much protection to the inside flesh. When ripe, they yield slightly to the touch and the skin is a vibrant green and slightly wrinkled. Keep them in the fridge for up to a week. for best results. Since the skin is so thin, the entire kiwi berry can be eaten whole.

Kumquat

Kumquats are tiny, oblong shaped citrus fruits, not much bigger than a grape and usually no more than 2 inches long. Kumquats are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them for up to a week or two. The entire kumquat is edible so they can be eaten whole.

Kumquat

Kumquats are tiny, oblong shaped citrus fruits, not much bigger than a grape and usually no more than 2 inches long. Kumquats are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them for up to a week or two. The entire kumquat is edible so they can be eaten whole.

Lady Apples

These petite little apples have smooth skin that can range in color from green to red to yellow and have a crisp white flesh inside. They can be eaten raw but are tart so they are often used in cooking to bring out the best flavor. Ready to eat upon arrival. Store refrigerated.

Lady Apples

These petite little apples have smooth skin that can range in color from green to red to yellow and have a crisp white flesh inside. They can be eaten raw but are tart so they are often used in cooking to bring out the best flavor. Ready to eat upon arrival. Store refrigerated.

Longan

The football shaped pod can range from 4 to 12 inches long and comes in various colors —green, yellow, orange, red, purple or maroon. The outer covering of the pod is rough and bumpy and it’s filled with a sweet, white flesh that encases the large seeds/beans. To eat, cut open or crack the shell to reveal the white flesh and beans inside. You can eat the white flesh surrounding the seeds. The seeds can be eaten raw but do have a bitter taste. The seeds have a high caffeine content.

Longan

The football shaped pod can range from 4 to 12 inches long and comes in various colors —green, yellow, orange, red, purple or maroon. The outer covering of the pod is rough and bumpy and it’s filled with a sweet, white flesh that encases the large seeds/beans. To eat, cut open or crack the shell to reveal the white flesh and beans inside. You can eat the white flesh surrounding the seeds. The seeds can be eaten raw but do have a bitter taste. The seeds have a high caffeine content.

Lychee

Store fresh lychees in the refrigerator after purchasing, since they do not ripen further after being picked. You can also freeze them, whole and unpeeled in a bag. Use your fingers to pry open the red skin. The inedible skin will peel away clean and you will be left the succulent white round flesh that can eaten raw. Be careful not to swallow the large black seed inside.

Lychee

Store fresh lychees in the refrigerator after purchasing, since they do not ripen further after being picked. You can also freeze them, whole and unpeeled in a bag. Use your fingers to pry open the red skin. The inedible skin will peel away clean and you will be left the succulent white round flesh that can eaten raw. Be careful not to swallow the large black seed inside.

Mamey Sapote

The mamey sapote is a medium-to-large oval-sized kind of melon with a large pit in the center, similar to an avocado. The inedible skin is quite rough, almost like sandpaper to protect the fruit inside. When ripe, the flesh of this fruit is a vibrant salmon color, with a soft and succulent texture.Store the fruit at room temperature until it yields a little to the touch. It's ripe and ready when the flesh is no longer green and a bright orange-red hue. Once the mamey sapote is ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Remove the rough skin with a knife. Ripe fruits can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of applications. Do not eat the central pit.

Mamey Sapote

The mamey sapote is a medium-to-large oval-sized kind of melon with a large pit in the center, similar to an avocado. The inedible skin is quite rough, almost like sandpaper to protect the fruit inside. When ripe, the flesh of this fruit is a vibrant salmon color, with a soft and succulent texture.Store the fruit at room temperature until it yields a little to the touch. It's ripe and ready when the flesh is no longer green and a bright orange-red hue. Once the mamey sapote is ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Remove the rough skin with a knife. Ripe fruits can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of applications. Do not eat the central pit.

Mandarin Quat

Mandarin Quats, also known as Manquats, are usually small to medium in size with an orange rind and a teardrop shape. The entire fruit is eaten whole - skin, flesh and seeds. Kumquats are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to a few weeks.

Mandarin Quat

Mandarin Quats, also known as Manquats, are usually small to medium in size with an orange rind and a teardrop shape. The entire fruit is eaten whole - skin, flesh and seeds. Kumquats are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to a few weeks.

Mangosteen

Mangosteens are tree-ripened so they are ripe and ready to eat when they arrive and won't ripen further. A ripe mangosteen will yield slightly to the touch and will be easy to peel. They can be stored at room temperature for a day or two. If not you're not eating them right away, put in the fridge to preserve for a few extra days. Mangosteens can be peeled and eaten like an orange. To peel, use a sharp knife to cut all around the circumference of the shell, just enough to create an opening for your fingers to get in, but without cutting through the flesh inside, then twist and pry off the shell. Once the flesh is revealed you can simply use your fingers to pull the sections apart from one another. Be careful when opening because the shell contains a purple juice that can stain.

Mangosteen

Mangosteens are tree-ripened so they are ripe and ready to eat when they arrive and won't ripen further. A ripe mangosteen will yield slightly to the touch and will be easy to peel. They can be stored at room temperature for a day or two. If not you're not eating them right away, put in the fridge to preserve for a few extra days. Mangosteens can be peeled and eaten like an orange. To peel, use a sharp knife to cut all around the circumference of the shell, just enough to create an opening for your fingers to get in, but without cutting through the flesh inside, then twist and pry off the shell. Once the flesh is revealed you can simply use your fingers to pull the sections apart from one another. Be careful when opening because the shell contains a purple juice that can stain.

Meyer Lemon

A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. It looks very similar to a regular lemon but the skin is more golden and smooth and the size is often a little smaller and rounder. Can be eaten and used same as a regular lemon. These are particularly popular in baking recipes due to the sweet flavor. This fruit is ripe when it is picked. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Meyer Lemon

A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. It looks very similar to a regular lemon but the skin is more golden and smooth and the size is often a little smaller and rounder. Can be eaten and used same as a regular lemon. These are particularly popular in baking recipes due to the sweet flavor. This fruit is ripe when it is picked. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Mini Champagne Mango

These champagne mangos are small to medium in size with green to yellow skin. The skin will turn to a brighter yellow color as they ripen. Leave on the counter for a day or two to ripen. Once ripe, refrigerate for up to one week. Refrigerate sliced mango for a few days.

Mini Champagne Mango

These champagne mangos are small to medium in size with green to yellow skin. The skin will turn to a brighter yellow color as they ripen. Leave on the counter for a day or two to ripen. Once ripe, refrigerate for up to one week. Refrigerate sliced mango for a few days.

Pineapple Mango / Mango Piña

This fruit is similar in size to traditional mangoes, but with a bumpy skin, turning a light yellowish green color at maturity with a small amount of red blush when grown close to the coast. The flesh is light-yellow, medium-firm, and smooth and not stringy. Pineapple mangoes are ready when the skin is a light, yellowish green color, sometimes with a faint amount of red depending on where they were grown. Eat pineapple mangoes just as you would a traditional mango: remove the skin and the seed.

Pineapple Mango / Mango Piña

This fruit is similar in size to traditional mangoes, but with a bumpy skin, turning a light yellowish green color at maturity with a small amount of red blush when grown close to the coast. The flesh is light-yellow, medium-firm, and smooth and not stringy. Pineapple mangoes are ready when the skin is a light, yellowish green color, sometimes with a faint amount of red depending on where they were grown. Eat pineapple mangoes just as you would a traditional mango: remove the skin and the seed.

Pink Guava

Pink guavas are round and slightly oblong in shape. These have a smooth green skin and pink flesh with round yellowish seeds. The entire fruit is edible although many prefer to remove the seeds because they are hard to chew. A guava is ripe when you squeeze it gently and the skin turns to a softer yellow. Many eat this fruit unripe and raw. This can be stored at room temperature.

Pink Guava

Pink guavas are round and slightly oblong in shape. These have a smooth green skin and pink flesh with round yellowish seeds. The entire fruit is edible although many prefer to remove the seeds because they are hard to chew. A guava is ripe when you squeeze it gently and the skin turns to a softer yellow. Many eat this fruit unripe and raw. This can be stored at room temperature.

Pink Pineapple

Whole pink pineapples will keep at room temperature for 1 to 3 days and in the refrigerator for 4 to 7 days. Sliced fruit will keep for 1 to 3 days when stored in a sealed container in the fridge. Cut off the rind, then slice the flesh into cubes or spears, removing the tough core, just as you would a traditional pineapple.

Pink Pineapple

Whole pink pineapples will keep at room temperature for 1 to 3 days and in the refrigerator for 4 to 7 days. Sliced fruit will keep for 1 to 3 days when stored in a sealed container in the fridge. Cut off the rind, then slice the flesh into cubes or spears, removing the tough core, just as you would a traditional pineapple.

Pink Zebra Lemon

This fruit is ready to use when you receive them. Store on the counter for about a week or in the refrigerator for a few weeks until ready to use. Use just as you would use a regular lemon. Cut into slices or wedges, squeeze for its juice, or grate for the zest.

Pink Zebra Lemon

This fruit is ready to use when you receive them. Store on the counter for about a week or in the refrigerator for a few weeks until ready to use. Use just as you would use a regular lemon. Cut into slices or wedges, squeeze for its juice, or grate for the zest.

Purple Passionfruit

The purple passionfruit variety is usually smaller in size than yellow passionfruit and it has a round to oval shape. The skin is smooth, waxy, and purple to dark red. The pulp and all seeds inside are edible. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds to eat. When ripe, the skin will get darker and become wrinkled and dimply. The skin of this fruit may have some scarring. Do not store in the fridge until it is ripe. Once ripe, this can be store in the fridge up to 1 week.

Purple Passionfruit

The purple passionfruit variety is usually smaller in size than yellow passionfruit and it has a round to oval shape. The skin is smooth, waxy, and purple to dark red. The pulp and all seeds inside are edible. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds to eat. When ripe, the skin will get darker and become wrinkled and dimply. The skin of this fruit may have some scarring. Do not store in the fridge until it is ripe. Once ripe, this can be store in the fridge up to 1 week.

Rambutan

Rambutans are ripe when the skin is bright red and the hairs transition from green to black. If not eating right away, store these in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. They are prone to drying out and have a short shelf-life so they should be consumed immediately for the best quality and flavor. Each just as you would a lychee or longan. Use a knife and cut part part way through the rind, going all the way around the circumference so that the rind is split into two halves. Then hold the rind and twist it until one half of the rind is pried away from the fruit. At this point the flesh will still be sitting in the other half of rind so simply squeeze the rind until the fruit pops out in one solid ball. The rind and seeds are inedible.

Rambutan

Rambutans are ripe when the skin is bright red and the hairs transition from green to black. If not eating right away, store these in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. They are prone to drying out and have a short shelf-life so they should be consumed immediately for the best quality and flavor. Each just as you would a lychee or longan. Use a knife and cut part part way through the rind, going all the way around the circumference so that the rind is split into two halves. Then hold the rind and twist it until one half of the rind is pried away from the fruit. At this point the flesh will still be sitting in the other half of rind so simply squeeze the rind until the fruit pops out in one solid ball. The rind and seeds are inedible.

Red Malaysian Guava

Red Malaysian guavas are larger than other guava varieties, with a round or oval shape. Like with other guavas, this variety has thin, glossy skin that can be bumpy. When ripe, the skin is a deep purple-brown and the fruit is bright pink. Store at room temperature for a few days, or up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Once this guava is ripe, try to eat immediately for the best flavor. The whole guava is edible, although the seeds are usually discarded.

Red Malaysian Guava

Red Malaysian guavas are larger than other guava varieties, with a round or oval shape. Like with other guavas, this variety has thin, glossy skin that can be bumpy. When ripe, the skin is a deep purple-brown and the fruit is bright pink. Store at room temperature for a few days, or up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Once this guava is ripe, try to eat immediately for the best flavor. The whole guava is edible, although the seeds are usually discarded.

Rose Apple

These are shaped and look like most regular apples. The skin outside is pale yellowish green often with a red hue. When cut open, it will reveal a beautiful pink colored flesh. These apples are delicate and the skin is easily bruised. Eat this as you would normally eat any apple. These are ripe and ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator.

Rose Apple

These are shaped and look like most regular apples. The skin outside is pale yellowish green often with a red hue. When cut open, it will reveal a beautiful pink colored flesh. These apples are delicate and the skin is easily bruised. Eat this as you would normally eat any apple. These are ripe and ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator.

Snow Apples

These are round to oval in shape and are medium to large size. The skin is smooth and matte with a yellowish green tone. The flesh inside is white, juicy and crisp. Eat this as you would normally eat any apple. These are ripe and ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator.

Snow Apples

These are round to oval in shape and are medium to large size. The skin is smooth and matte with a yellowish green tone. The flesh inside is white, juicy and crisp. Eat this as you would normally eat any apple. These are ripe and ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator.

Soursop

Soursop is ripe when soft all over and yields to the touch. This may be ripe upon arrival or need an additional 1 to 2 days to ripen. Keep at room temperature to ripen. Do not store in the fridge unless ripe, as this causes the fruit to skip the ripening process. Store ripe soursop in fridge for up to 2 days. Soursop pulp may be frozen for future use. Cut the fruit in half and eat it with a spoon to scoop the pulp straight from the skin. Do not eat the black seeds as they contain neurotoxins.

Soursop

Soursop is ripe when soft all over and yields to the touch. This may be ripe upon arrival or need an additional 1 to 2 days to ripen. Keep at room temperature to ripen. Do not store in the fridge unless ripe, as this causes the fruit to skip the ripening process. Store ripe soursop in fridge for up to 2 days. Soursop pulp may be frozen for future use. Cut the fruit in half and eat it with a spoon to scoop the pulp straight from the skin. Do not eat the black seeds as they contain neurotoxins.

Star Apples

Also know as Caimito and Caimite. The skin can be smooth or leathery depending on the variety and it is either purple or green in color. Inside is a soft and creamy white pulp with gelatinous seed cells. The skin, rind and seeds should not be eaten. To eat, slice in half and use a spoon to remove the sweet custardy pulp. Star Apples will be slightly wrinkled when ripe and have a slight give when gently squeezed. To fully ripen, keep at room temperature and once ripe, if not eating right away, please keep in the refrigerator.

Star Apples

Also know as Caimito and Caimite. The skin can be smooth or leathery depending on the variety and it is either purple or green in color. Inside is a soft and creamy white pulp with gelatinous seed cells. The skin, rind and seeds should not be eaten. To eat, slice in half and use a spoon to remove the sweet custardy pulp. Star Apples will be slightly wrinkled when ripe and have a slight give when gently squeezed. To fully ripen, keep at room temperature and once ripe, if not eating right away, please keep in the refrigerator.

Starfruit

When ripe, the green edges will fade away and fruit will become more yellow in color. The taste is sweeter and less tart when ripe. When it becomes deep yellow, it must be eaten within a day or so. Store on countertop at room temperature until ripened. When desired ripeness is achieved, leave unwashed fruit in the refrigerator.

Starfruit

When ripe, the green edges will fade away and fruit will become more yellow in color. The taste is sweeter and less tart when ripe. When it becomes deep yellow, it must be eaten within a day or so. Store on countertop at room temperature until ripened. When desired ripeness is achieved, leave unwashed fruit in the refrigerator.

Sugarcane Stick

Wrap the sticks in plastic wrap otherwise they will dry out. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to a few months.

Sugarcane Stick

Wrap the sticks in plastic wrap otherwise they will dry out. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to a few months.

Sweet Baby Mango Ataulfo

Baby Ataulfo mangoes have thin honey golden skin and flesh. They are kidney-shaped with a slight teardrop at one end. Baby Ataulfo mangoes turn green to golden yellow, and the skin gets a slightly wrinkly when ripe. Leave on the counter to ripen. Once ripe, refrigerate for up to one week. Refrigerate sliced mango for a few days. To eat, remove the skin and seed as you would other mangoes.

Sweet Baby Mango Ataulfo

Baby Ataulfo mangoes have thin honey golden skin and flesh. They are kidney-shaped with a slight teardrop at one end. Baby Ataulfo mangoes turn green to golden yellow, and the skin gets a slightly wrinkly when ripe. Leave on the counter to ripen. Once ripe, refrigerate for up to one week. Refrigerate sliced mango for a few days. To eat, remove the skin and seed as you would other mangoes.

Thai Banana

These sweet bananas are best eaten when the skin is almost black, when it is fully ripe. Allow to ripen at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe bananas for up to a week. They can be stored whole or peeled in the freezer for up to six months. Peel and use these just as you would any regular banana.

Thai Banana

These sweet bananas are best eaten when the skin is almost black, when it is fully ripe. Allow to ripen at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe bananas for up to a week. They can be stored whole or peeled in the freezer for up to six months. Peel and use these just as you would any regular banana.

Thai Guava (California Grown)

Thai guavas are generally the size of a softball with bumpy to smooth apple green skin. The flesh is white with a crispy texture and contains pale yellow seeds. A guava is ripe when you squeeze it gently and it gives a little. Ripe guavas have changed from bright green to a softer yellowish-green color. If you see a touch of pink on the fruit, it is at peak ripeness. They can be stored at room temperature. Once cut open, uneaten guava halves can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to four days. Frozen guavas can stay in the freezer for up to eight months. The entire fruit is edible, including the rind and seeds.

Thai Guava (California Grown)

Thai guavas are generally the size of a softball with bumpy to smooth apple green skin. The flesh is white with a crispy texture and contains pale yellow seeds. A guava is ripe when you squeeze it gently and it gives a little. Ripe guavas have changed from bright green to a softer yellowish-green color. If you see a touch of pink on the fruit, it is at peak ripeness. They can be stored at room temperature. Once cut open, uneaten guava halves can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to four days. Frozen guavas can stay in the freezer for up to eight months. The entire fruit is edible, including the rind and seeds.

Water Balloon Pear

Water balloon or fragrant pears are ripe when they yield a little to the touch, especially at the stem. Can be stored at room temperature for a few days and will last up to a week or two in the fridge. They bruise somewhat easily so take care when handling. Eat these as you would any other pear. Discard the stem and seeds.

Water Balloon Pear

Water balloon or fragrant pears are ripe when they yield a little to the touch, especially at the stem. Can be stored at room temperature for a few days and will last up to a week or two in the fridge. They bruise somewhat easily so take care when handling. Eat these as you would any other pear. Discard the stem and seeds.

White Sapote

This fruit is usually medium size similar to a baseball and can be rounded or oval shaped. It has smooth thin skin that is a yellow-lime green color and the flesh is ivory colored with some yellow tones. The hard seeds are toxic and must be remove. The skin is also inedible. When ripe, it feels firm, but not hard, similar to an avocado. It should ripen at room temperature and the skin will turn from green to yellowish-green. Once ripe, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

White Sapote

This fruit is usually medium size similar to a baseball and can be rounded or oval shaped. It has smooth thin skin that is a yellow-lime green color and the flesh is ivory colored with some yellow tones. The hard seeds are toxic and must be remove. The skin is also inedible. When ripe, it feels firm, but not hard, similar to an avocado. It should ripen at room temperature and the skin will turn from green to yellowish-green. Once ripe, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Yellow Kiwi

A ripe kiwi will be slightly soft to the touch. Leave on counter at room temperature to ripen. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to a week. The entire yellow kiwi fruit is edible: skin, flesh, and seeds. Cut in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp.

Yellow Kiwi

A ripe kiwi will be slightly soft to the touch. Leave on counter at room temperature to ripen. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to a week. The entire yellow kiwi fruit is edible: skin, flesh, and seeds. Cut in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp.

Yellow Passionfruit

Yellow passionfruit can be round or egg shaped, with thick yellow green skin. The pulp and all seeds are edible but the skin it not. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds to eat. When ripe, the skin will be wrinkled and dimply. Do not store in the fridge until it is ripe. Once ripe, this can be store in the fridge up to 1 week.

Yellow Passionfruit

Yellow passionfruit can be round or egg shaped, with thick yellow green skin. The pulp and all seeds are edible but the skin it not. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds to eat. When ripe, the skin will be wrinkled and dimply. Do not store in the fridge until it is ripe. Once ripe, this can be store in the fridge up to 1 week.

Burro Banana

The burro banana is similar to the conventional Cavendish banana (the most prevalent variety sold), except squatter and shorter in shape. The burro banana turns green to deep yellow as it ripens. To let it ripen, leave on the counter in a paper bag, or if you want to delay ripening, store in the refrigerator. As with other bananas, peel the skin and use the fruit inside.

Burro Banana

The burro banana is similar to the conventional Cavendish banana (the most prevalent variety sold), except squatter and shorter in shape. The burro banana turns green to deep yellow as it ripens. To let it ripen, leave on the counter in a paper bag, or if you want to delay ripening, store in the refrigerator. As with other bananas, peel the skin and use the fruit inside.