This week's early April Harvest Update 🌈
Welcome to our weekly find out what's in the variety box + harvest update + banana variety box identification blog post. This week we didn't harvest enough varieties of bananas to send to all of our banana variety box customers so we will be sending those next week.
Today we want you to ask yourself what are you cultivating right now in your garden and/or in your life? I recently planted more turmeric. Even though gardening season is starting for most of the country, here in South Florida vegetable growing seasons are reversed because of extremely hot temperatures in the summer and very mild winters.
Thankfully there's fruits available year round in the tropics like bananas and some of our favorites are available in the warmest months of the year like mangoes. As some fruits go out of season, there's always something new starting. Growing food teaches us the beauty of nature's cycles and I find the more we experience nature (growing food, hiking, eating fruits in the sun etc.), the more in tune we are with the cycles of everything around us (like the flowers blooming or the peacocks mating calls and feather displays).
Remember to water what you wish to grow this spring. Unless you live in Florida, then the rainy season might water it for you ;)
Each box we pack is slightly different due to the size, shape, weight, and availability of each fruit.
Our small boxes are one layer of fruit and our large boxes are two layers separated by a compostable "pillow".
Bananas grow year round here in South Florida, but each week there are different varieties ready to harvest.
Some varieties may not fully change color or get spots when ripe, the best way to tell when a banana is ripe is by softness.
|Small Overnight Variety
|Large Overnight Variety - Bottom
|Large Overnight Variety - Top
|Small Variety Box
|Large Variety Box - Bottom
|Large Variety Box - Top
This week we launched the Baby Green Mango Box.
Mamey Sapote is abundant right now.
Do you get seasonal allergies? Try drinking a shot of Organic Noni Juice every day! I also created a fire cider (which is good for the sinuses) with our fruit and herbs from the garden. There's a recipe video that you can watch here on our instagram.
Use code: DURIAN10 for $10 off any product in our Miami Fruit Durian collection.
Use code: RED22 for $22 off any size Red Atemoya.
Students from Edward Smith School in New York created chocolate with our cacao pods! You can see their whole process from pod to bar here.
Here's a recent review from our customer Rebecca:
I truly have always loved the tropical fruit experience Miami Fruit brings to my door everything is always exquisite. I have been a happy customer for two years now!