You wouldn’t expect the Sapodilla to pack so much sweetness and delight. Don’t let its scruffy brown skin turn you away. Once ripe you’re in for such a treat. Sapodilla is richly sweet with malty, caramel notes. Simply spoon out the grainy flesh and indulge in its unique flavor and permeating fragrance.
Make a smoothie
Add to your pancakes or muffins
Try making a sweet sauce or syrup
How to Store
Sapodilla tastes best when stored at room temperature. Store on the counter for a few days to ripen as needed, however not that it is highly perishable. Your Sapodilla will have a rough skin, and will give a little when you apply gentle pressure with your thumb when it’s ready to eat. Once ripe you can store Sapodilla in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to a week but it tends to lose its flavor after refrigeration. Be sure not to store Sapodilla stacked on top of each other or they might get squashed, as they’re quite tender. To freeze scoop out the flesh and freeze in a plastic bag.
While there are more than 50,000 edible plant species in the world, only 15 crops actually provide 90 percent of the world's food intake. The Sapodilla is one of the rarest fruits our farm partners have offered to FruitStand. Wimal is from Sri Lanka and brought his expertise and love for tropical fruits with him when he and his wife Elita settled in southern Florida. They’ve spent the last 35 years there growing the rarest varieties of avocados, Longan, Passion Fruit and so much more. But the fruit isn’t the only thing that’s rare about Serendib.
Meet the Farm
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 and out-of-this-world produce. They've spent the last 30 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.
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