Serendib Farms'
Star Apple

110 Boxes Available Shipped Directly From Serendib Farms

Meet The Farm

Serendib Farm is a highly diverse, family-owned, tropical, fruit-farm in Redlands, Florida, owned by Wimal and Elita Suaris. They have a passion for tropical living drawn from their roots in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Star Apple

Ships direct from Serendib Farms during the harvest. Next shipment scheduled for the week of Feb 18, 2021.
Unfortunately, we can not ship this offer to California.

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Star Apple is rare, beautiful and aromatic. On the outside, a deep purple or green globe. On the inside, a starburst seeded core with sweet, sticky pulp.

For the offer, $30 of every purchase goes to Serindib Farms. $3.76 is used for recycled packaging material. $1.15 is used for included educational inserts. $1.9 is used to cover our shipping subsidy. $6.50 goes towards our marketing expense for this offer. FruitStand’s profit for this offer is $13.83, which is used to cover operation expenses. Learn more about where your money goes and how it compares.

About The Harvest

Wimal and his wife, Elita, are about to pick their winter harvest of Star Apple. This hard-to-find fruit will ship within 24 hours of being picked. Star Apple is so delicate (and sticky) that it would never make it to your grocery store shelves, which is what makes it so rare to find in the U.S.

Star Apple gets its name from the starburst core pattern when it is cut in half. The pulp of the fruit is aromatic with a sweet tropical flavor that’s reminiscent of apple, lychee and persimmon. They are shiny and deep purple or green. In this experience you will receive either purple or green Star Apples, or both depending on the harvest. 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. 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.

Unfortunately this experience CANNOT ship to California. 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 Star Apple is grown and shipped directly from Redlands, Florida.

Redland, FL
Frequently Asked Questions


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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. Once ripe, 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. 

DO NOT EAT THE RIND OR SKIN as it contains an astringent LATEX sap, and do not consume the seeds. 

Star Apple is great with yogurt, in fruit salads and in desserts.

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.

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.

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Accessing rare and unusual crops

The type of rare fruit that Serendib Farms grows is not widely grown or distributed because of its high perishability, making it more difficult for consumers to find and access such delicious treasures.

Harder to Grow and Harder To Find

55 crops, 180 unique varieties

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

Why Crop Diversity Matters

Our Vision

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About FruitStand

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Our goal is to bring you access to goods grown with uncompromising character.


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