Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Photo: Monstera

Native to India and Southeast Asia. Harvested in Florida May-October. Typical size is 3- 10 inches long. Allow fruit to ripen at room temperature until soft. Flesh is yellow to yellow orange, richly aromatic and juicy with a pleasant sweet flavor. Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated 1-3 days or freeze pulp for later use. Good source of vitamins A and C. Use fresh and in fruit salads, desserts, sauces, dried, juices, and chutney.