The star apple box you receive will contain either the purple or green varieties or a mix of both. The purple variety will arrive with part of the skin already purple and more of the skin will turn purple as they ripen. The green variety will not have any purple coloring and the green color will turn dull green as they ripen. To fully ripen as needed, allow your fruit to sit at room temperature and once they are soft to the touch, consume or place in the refrigerator and eat within 2 days. The Star Apple should never be bitten into as the skin contains a latex that is astringent.
We recommend eating your Star Apple fresh out of hand with a spoon. Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the creamy and jelly-like pulp around the starburst core. Remove, and do not eat the seeds or the skin.The pulp will be sweet and juicy with flavors reminiscent of apple, lychee and persimmon.
DO NOT EAT THE RIND OR SKIN as it contains an astringent LATEX sap. Only eat the interior fruit flesh and do not consume the seeds.
Star Apple is wonderful on its own. It is also great with yogurt, in fruit salads and in desserts.
If your star apple requires additional ripening upon arrival, store on the counter at room temperature until it reaches peak ripeness (The purple variety will arrive with part of the skin already purple and more of the skin will turn purple as they ripen. The green variety will not have any purple coloring and the green color will turn dull green as they ripen). After ripening, if not ready to eat, store in the fridge for 1-2 days. Star Apple perishes quickly, so be sure to freeze if you don’t think you’ll be able to eat it before spoiling. To freeze, remove seeds and scoop out flesh of ripe Star Apple into a freezer-safe bag or into ice cube trays to keep for up to 6 months.