The Tamopan persimmon is a large rare acorn-shaped fruit, its horizontal constriction around the middle contribute to its unusual acorn appearance. Its thick skin is waxy and a pumpkin color tinged with bronze. Once ripe, its flesh is less than overtly juicy, yet succulent and its flavor is reminiscent of mango, pear and date.
Chinotto oranges resemble small oranges in appearance; mostly globular and vibrant orange in color. Chinotto oranges grow in grape like clusters, which can effect the shape of the fruit leaving thumb-like imprints from where the fruit grows close together. Chinotto oranges have a thick, rough, fragrant skin, firm flesh with many seeds, and are sour or bitter in flavor with high levels of acidity.
The Cara Cara orange's initial appearance is that of a true orange. Its peel is smooth, yet pebbled and when zested releases bright floral aromatics. It is easy to peel and when its flesh is revealed, it reflects the color of ruby grapefruit. It tastes sweeter than any given orange with flavors far more comparable to tangerines with robust and complex citrus aromatics. Its flesh is also seedless, an advantage among any fruit. When ripe, its flesh is tender, succulent and extremely juicy.
Valencia Pride mangoes have an unrivaled sweet, aromatic and floral flavor. It has a longer, narrower shape than most mangoes and does not have a green hue. The outer skin of the mango is a canary yellow with a pinkish blush. Valencia Pride's inner flesh is firm and fiberless. It is considered to have one of the finest flavors of all the late season mangoes.
The Waxberry is round and covered in a deep red to purple hued, roughly textured exterior, similar to that of a lychee. Its interior flesh is soft and overtly succulent with a ruby color slightly lighter than that of its exterior. Its flesh has a sweet tart flavor and contains a singular hard seed in the center of the fruit. Both the skin and flesh of the Waxberry are edible.
Keitt mangoes are oblong in shape with a pale to dark green skin, though they occasionally have a yellow blush. The color can be misleading, and the only real way to determine whether these large mangoes are ripe is by touch. The skin should give slightly to the touch, and even then the mangoes could rest for a few more days. Keitt mangoes are fiber-free unlike most mangoes, and with a thin seed it allows for a greater amount of its orange-yellow flesh. Keitt mangoes have a tangy sweet…
Red tamarillo fruit is petit and teardrop shaped with a glossy smooth cranberry hued skin and succulent flesh containing small soft edible seeds. The skin is thin and far too bitter and tannin rich for palatable raw consumption. Its flesh, though, when ripe, is bright, sweet-tart and piquant in flavor. Red tamarillo varieties have a naturally higher acid content than golden tamarillos.
Fairytale pumpkins have deep ribs, a brownish-mahogany color, a smooth exterior and a sturdy stem. Slightly flattened these pumpkins average eight to twenty-five pounds and have thick, sweet, vibrant orange hued flesh. Their appearance is reminiscent of the pumpkin/carriage in the classic fairytale, Cinderella.