Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


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Native to Central America and northern South America. Harvested in Florida December to March. Typical size is 3-5 inches in diameter. Allow to ripen at room temperature until soft, about three to 10 days. Flesh is yellow to yellow orange, creamy and sweet. Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated one to two days. Good source of vitamin A and niacin, fair source of vitamin C, calcium iron and phosphorus. Use fresh and in ice cream and desserts.