| IsaBella Frocione

Key West Mamey Sapote is in Season! ūüß°

Key West Mamey Sapote season is just getting started!

When it comes to summertime options, this lighter and creamier variety is a great choice compared to the denser Maga√Īa variety.

Pay close attention to the ripening process of this particular fruit. Unlike the Maga√Īa variety, it tends to show less wrinkling when it's ready and ripens at a faster rate.

When it's fully ripe, it will be as soft as a ripe avocado all over.

The Key West Mamey, also known as the Pantin Mamey, was discovered growing near a fire station in Key West, Florida. It is believed that the seeds of this tree came from Cuba through 19th-century dissidents who left the island at that time.

Originally, the tree was called the Key West Mamey Sapote until it was selected and propagated by Eugenio Pantin in the early 1950s.

A Cuban émigré named Josefina Jimenez smuggled three Mamey seeds into the US in her brassiere and gave them to Pantin, who grew them as seedling rootstocks. He then grafted the budwood of the Key West Mamey tree onto them.

Following this, Pantin planted a small commercial orchard in Miami-Dade County, Florida. After his death in 1963, his son, Donald, took over the family business. Nurseryman, Lawrence Zill, who recognized the potential of Eugenio's prized cultivar, named it the Pantin Mamey Sapote.

 

What’s in Season: 

 Banana Variety Box

 Cacao

Chanee Durian  

Dragonfruit Mix Box

D24 Durian

D24 Durian Trays

Durian Party Box

Durian Variety Pack

Frozen Fruit Variety Box

Golden Passionfruit 

Hulu Durian Whole

Hulu Trays

Ice Apple (frozen)

Jackfruit Box

Jamun

Juicing Soursop

Kampong Durian Trays

Langsat (Frozen)

Leftovers Box

Mamey Sapote

Mango Mix Box

Marang (frozen)

Musang King Trays

Nam Wah Bananas

Orinoco Bananas

Papaya 

 Pisang Raja Bananas

Premium Soursop

Premium Variety

Purple Passionfruit

Puyat Durian

Red Dragonfruit

Red Prawn Durian

Red Prawn Trays

Snake Fruit (Frozen)

Sprouted Coconut

Strawberry Tree Berry (frozen)

Tamarillo (tree tomato) 

Variety Box

Watermelon Guava

 White Dragonfruit  

White Guava 

Yellow Dragonfruit

Limited:

Annona Variety Box

Atemoya

Black Thorn Durian

Breadfruit

Brogden Avocado

Canistel

Cherimoya

Green Star Apple

June Plum

Key Lime

Longan 

Pink Lychee Passionfruit

Pink Seeded Bananas

Rollinia

Sapodilla

Star Apple

Sugar Apple

Sugarcane

On the Horizon:

Avocado Box

Monstera

Mamoncillo

Red Avocado