Serendib Farms'

250 Total Boxes Available Direct from Serendib Farms

Meet The Farm

Serendib is a highly diverse, family-owned and operated, tropical fruit farm. Wimal and Elita Suaris run their 10-acre farm in Redlands, Florida with a passion for tropical living drawn from their roots in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.


Ships direct from Serendib Farms during the harvest. Next shipment scheduled for the week of Mar 2, 2021.
This offer is not available to ship to California due to USDA regulations.

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Sapodilla is a richly sweet fruit with notes of caramel, pear, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It’s rough, brown skin protects the tender flesh inside. The fruit is native to Mexico and Central America, and is grown in many tropical climates across the world.

For the Large Box, $20 of every purchase goes to Serendib Farms. $3.76 is used for recycled packaging material. $1.15 is used for included educational inserts. $3.90 is used to cover our shipping subsidy (you pay $9 flat rate per box, but shipping is actually $13.90 with FedEx, so we subsidize it to make this offer accessible). $6.50 goes towards our marketing expense for this offer. FruitStand’s profit for this offer is $4.64, which is used to cover operation expenses.

About The Harvest

Wimal and his wife, Elita, are about to pick their winter harvest of Sapodilla. This unique, tropical fruit is shaped like an egg with a rough, brown skin when ripe. Sapodilla will taste like a combination of malty-caramel, pear, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sapodilla is best enjoyed fresh by the spoonful or slice. Its flesh can be slightly grainy.

All produce is shipped direct from Serendib Farms using FedEx two-day shipping to guarantee freshness. Information on how to use, store and recipe ideas can be found by clicking here.

Where Your Food Is Grown

The Sapodilla is grown and shipped directly from Redlands, Florida.

Redland, FL
Frequently Asked Questions

Your order is backed by our satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us within seven (7) days of the delivery and we will make it right.

This item will be shipping FedEx 2-Day air to anywhere in the US directly from Florida on the ship date indicated on this page and in your email receipt. There is a $9.00 flat rate shipping fee per box added to your order at checkout. You will receive an email with your shipment's tracking number when shipped.

Unfortunately this experience cannot ship to California.

Sapodilla is best enjoyed fresh out of hand by spooning out the flesh. Your box will be shipped unripe and may begin to ripen during transit. These fruit have a short ripening window and will emit a sweet fragrance when ripe. To tell if they are ready to eat, look to see if they are brown and soft to the touch when you apply gentle pressure with your thumb. They will be as soft as a ripe avocado. Sapodilla should be consumed quickly after ripening as they tend to lose their flavor after refrigeration. The skin may get darker as it ripens and will become patchy in color. This is a normal part of the ripening process. They will perish quickly and should be consumed immediately after ripening. Sapodilla will taste like a combination of malty-caramel, pear, brown sugar, and cinnamon. You can also enjoy their unique flavor in smoothies, salads, jams, or dessert. 

Serendib Farms is a small, 10-acre farm located in Redlands, Florida run by husband and wife team, Wimal & Elita Suaris. From Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the Suaris' have a passion for tropical living and cultivating the most unique produce. They've spent the last 35 years in southern Florida focused on growing the rarest varieties of Avocados, Longan, Passion Fruit and many more crops, embracing their short, limited-run harvest windows. They are committed to sustainable farming practices and serving up healthy and delicious produce to their community.

Transparent Pricing

We subscribe to the belief that you have a right to know how every dollar of your purchase is spent.

- $6.50 Marketing cost
- $3.76 Recycled box and packaging material
- $4.90 Shipping subsidy
- $1.15 Inserts and stickers
- $4.64 FruitStand operating expenses
Farm Revenue

Who touches your sapodilla?

The only people that have touched your food are Wimal and Elita and you when you’re enjoying it.

Learn more about how much fruit at the grocery store has been handled before you eat it

Access to rare and unique food

Access to the type of rare fruit that Serendib Farms grows is limited because of its high perishability.

Learn more about accessibility to rare produce

55 crops, 180 unique varieties

Crop diversity is a defining characteristic of Serendib Farm’s sustainable farming practices.

Learn more about the importance of crop diversity

Our Mission

To reimagine the future of food by sharing the complete story behind the food we eat.

As co-inhabitants of this wonderful planet, we must make better, more educated choices for ourselves, our communities and our global home.
About FruitStand

FruitStand is a platform that connects buyers (you) to sellers (farms) to decentralize direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We are not a store, do not take position of any produce nor grow anything ourselves. Similar to Etsy for homemade goods, FruitStand is merely a bridge between you and small farms offering unique harvest experiences and the story behind each piece of produce on the site through flash sales and/or subscription boxes year round.

Our goal is to bring the farmer’s market experience online and right to your door.


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