Fresh Tropical Fruits
We can ship a limited number of fresh tropical fruits in season, including avocado, banana, plantain, breadfruit, jackfruit, cocoa, citrus, cassabanana, mangosteen, pineapple, quenepa, coconut, calabash, and cannonball fruit (shipping information). Please contact us about availability before ordering. Click on the pictures for more photos and information.
Cacao Fruit (Theobroma cacao)
Fresh cacao or cocoa fruits are available nearly year round. Different varieties are available, including a small yellow, medium red, large rounded orange red, and long ribbed yellow type. Each fruit has 20-50 viable seeds. Pulp surrounding the seeds is delicious and edible. The seeds can be planted or roasted and ground to make homemade chocolate.
Brazilian Cacao Fruit (Theobroma grandiflorum)
Brazilian cacao, or cupuassu, is a large relative of the common cacao. The pulp is sour and very aromatic, and is used to make a juice which is similar to soursop juice. Each fruit has 20-30 viable seeds. The pulp needs to be cut from the seeds with sharp scissors. The seeds can be planted or roasted and ground to make homemade "chocolate", called cupulate in Brazil. Please note that these fruits fall from the tree when ripe, so customers will be on a waiting list for available fruits, which will be shipped when ready.
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