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.
Perfectly ripe Tsuru Noko persimmons are petite, semi-tender, elongated, conical-shaped with a warm orange colored thin skin. The fruit's flesh is the color of brown sugar and cocoa and studded with thin flat seeds. Their flavor reflective of their flesh's color, filled with warm notes of chocolate, sweet baking spices and honey. Less than ripe fruits will pale in color, texture and flavor leaving a lackluster impression with the only memorable hints reminiscent of chalk.
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.
20th Century pears are very round and smooth, with a thin, yellow skin that is almost translucent. The 20th Century pear’s flesh is white, crisp and fine-textured, with a sweet and mild flavor. These popular Asian pears are very juicy and have a sharp finish, which some describe as slightly astringent, with hints of vanilla and butterscotch.
The Ruby Bliss™ watermelon is a large seedless watermelon. When ripe, its skin will be green with subtle dark green striping running the length of its exterior. Its rind is thick, firm and clouded white in color. The flesh will be quite aromatic, crisp, succulent and sweet. Its color, a deep translucent ruby red.
Turkish eggplant is distinguished by its petite size, globular shape and linear variegations throughout its skin. When young the fruit will be green, if left on the vine to mature it will turn an orange hue with red striations. When young and green its warm cotton colored flesh bears barely developed seeds that will brown when exposed to air due to oxidization. Once fully mature and orange to red in color its seeds will be more pronounced. When young their flavor is rich and sweet, as they…
The Prescott Fond Blanc melon has a round, squat shape similar to that of a pumpkin and typically weighs five to ten pounds. Its exterior skin is segmented by vertical ridges and oftentimes covered in large lumpy warts. Like all true cantaloupe melons the skin of the Prescott Fond Blanc is smooth and lacks the netting that is signature to muskmelon varieties. When on the vine its skin will have a pale green hue and once ripe will turn creamy white to straw yellow in color. Its inner flesh…