Serendib Farms'
Star Apple

110 Boxes Available Shipped Directly From Serendib Farms

6 reviews

Important Information About

Star Apple

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.

Meet The Farm

Serendib Farms

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.

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Experience

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 It Is Grown

The Star Apple is grown and shipped directly from Redlands, Florida.

Redland, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

THIS FRUIT CONTAINS LATEX. ANYONE WITH AN ALLERGY TO LATEX SHOULD NOT CONSUME STAR APPLE. 

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.

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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05/03/2021
Victoria C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Good

The fruit was good. Not super sweet but good. A different experience and I enjoyed it.

05/03/2021
FruitStand.com

Hi Victoria! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed them! Thank you for sharing about your different experience :)

NS
04/25/2021
Nicole S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Creamy and light

The fruit was creamy and soft. We received the purple skinned type and arrived ripe so we got to try it right away. Slice along the equator and twist open like an avocado! Along with the white center, we scraped a little bit of the softer purple bits while eating. I don’t recommend scraping too much as you get more of the latex and less sweetness. This was my first time trying the fruit and it was neat.

04/26/2021
FruitStand.com

Hi Nicole! What an incredible experience you've had with the Star Apple from Serendib Farms. We love hearing about first-time experiences with the fruit & are grateful for you taking the time to share yours! ~Jenn

JC
04/06/2021
Jimmy C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Star Apples unique fruits

Got the purple ones in my order. Not anything that l have tried before. Truly different, but enjoyable unique taste.

04/07/2021
FruitStand.com

Hi Jimmy! We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed the unique Star Apples. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! ~Jenny

JW
03/27/2021
Josh W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fast Shipment

The star apple shipped and arrived quickly. I had never tried star apple before. It has a sweet taste, and the texture is a bit gooey. It was a fun experience, but I probably wouldn't order this particular fruit again. I look forward to ordering more new fruit in the future.

03/31/2021
FruitStand.com

Hi Josh! Thanks for your great feedback about the Star Apple. We're glad you gave this fun fruit a try and can't for you to try more of what we have in store! ~Jenny

FF
03/20/2021
F F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Awesome

I got my box of star apple and I’m impressed with packaging. Initially, I thought they’re over ripe. They’re actually just right and sweet.  I’m scraping as much flesh as I can I ate so much they’re gone in two days

03/23/2021
FruitStand.com

Yay! We're really happy to impress you with the Star Apple, F F. We hope you enjoyed every single bite!

GF
03/20/2021
Gabrielle F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Absolutely yummy!

These Star Apples came perfectly ripe and ready to eat. I enjoyed sharing them with my family members.

FruitStand.com Star Apple Review
03/23/2021
FruitStand.com

Look at those beauties! We hope you and your family members enjoyed eating them together. Thanks for sharing your amazing feedback, Gabrielle!

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