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The Official Tropical Fruit Ripening Guide

Fruit
When It's Ripe
How To Eat
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Ripe when picked
Cut in half and eat insides
Do not eat the seeds
soft all over
Cut into sections, eat inside flesh
Do not eat the seeds
Soft all over, color may not change

Cut in half and eat with a spoon.

Soft and easy to peel

Peel off peel an eat inside contents. Add to smoothies

Soft all over & darkens in color

Peel or cut open, scoop out flesh, skin is edible, do not eat seeds

Ready when picked
Bite or cut off outer shell and
suck the thin flesh off the seed inside
Do not eat the seed.
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slightly soft and squeezable
Skin, cut up, and boil
Ready when picked
Cut in half and 
suck sweet white skin around seeds. Seeds may be eaten raw
Ready when slightly soft
Cut off the outer skin
peel & enjoy
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Ready when picked

Cut or bite off yellow shell. Suck the white flesh off the seed. Do not eat the seed.

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Ready when soft

Cut in half. Scoop out flesh with fingers or a spoon. Eat flesh around the seeds. Do not eat the seeds.

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Ready when picked
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Bite into it or pickle
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Ready when picked

Pop in your mouth and eat the sweet skin and flesh around the seeds. The seeds are edible, but be aware they contain caffeine.

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Soft all over

Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out flesh with fingers or a spoon. Eat sweet, creamy flesh around the seeds. Do not eat the seeds.

Soft all over

Peel open with hands, scoop out seed(s), enjoy

Ready when red and soft
Cut in half, eat red flesh around seeds
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Squeezeable on all sides

Cut open and eat the flesh around the seed. Do not eat the seed. Tastes great in juices. Eat with sweet fruits.

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squeezeable on all sides

Cut in half, eat the garlicky syrup and any soft flesh on the inside. Do not eat the seed.

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Ready when picked

Crack open outer shell. Eat the cotton candy-like white flesh around the seeds. Do not eat the seeds.

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Ready when picked
Eat juicy flesh around seed. Seed not edible
Ready when picked
Pop into your mouth like a grape
Should have strong fragrance
Cut into chunks and eat the yellow pods around the seeds

Will turn light yellow

Can be eaten unripe, but is best when slightly yellow and eaten like an apple. You can peel off the skin and eat the crunchy inside until you hit the core.

Will turn yellow
Squeeze juice in beverages and food, you can eat unripe, but is better when ripe
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Ready when picked
Peel off skin, eat flesh segments, do not eat seeds
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Ready when picked

Enjoy as soon as you receive them. Don’t eat shell or seeds.

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Ready when picked

Enjoy as soon as you receive them. Don’t eat shell or seeds.

Soft all over, some varieties get wrinkly others do not

Cut in half lengthwise with knife. Scoop out seed(s), eat with spoon. Best eaten chilled.

Slightly soft & squeezable
Cut off skin, eat orange flesh. Do not eat the seed(s).
Ready when picked
Enjoy as soon as you receive them. Don’t eat shell or seeds
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Some varieties may stay completely green, others turn colors, and some get black spots

Cut off cheeks, score with knife, scoop out flesh with a spoon, peel off skin around the seed, suck of flesh from the seed

Ready when picked

Cut in half horizontally and suck the sweet flesh off the seeds. Should be eaten as soon as possible and refrigerated.

Scales will fall off when it’s ready to eat. DO NOT PEEL OFF THE SCALES

Eat the white flesh underneath the scales with a spoon. Will ripen in sections over a few days span. Stick in jar upside down to speed up process.

Shake it and if you feel the seed rattle its ready and should smell pungeant

Peel open at the splitting seems. Be careful not to stab yourself with the sharp spikes. Eat creamy flesh

Soft and super squishy

Use as an ingredient or cheese replacement
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Soft all over and completely yellow

Cut in half with a knife, scoop out seeds eat orange flesh

wrinkly/dimples

Cut open with knife, squeeze into a juice or on top of sweet fruit to add flavor and a hint of sour

ready when picked/strong smell

Cut off the crown, cut off the outer skin, Cut slices off the core, chop into chunks, eat with a fork

soft all over and strong smell
Cut in half and scoop with spoon. Skin and seeds are edible and safe to eat
Ready when picked
Enjoy as soon as you receive them. Don’t eat shell or seeds
Ready when picked
Cut in half and eat inside with a spoon
Rollinia
Ready when picked
Cut into sections, eat inside flesh
Do not eat the seeds
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Soft all over

Peel in half with your hands, scoop out seed(s), enjoy with your mouth or a spoon

soft all over

Peel off skin or cut in half and enjoy the white flesh inside. Do not eat the seeds

Ready when harvested
Eat as soon as possible.

Crack open shell and eat the inside contents.

Ready when picked

Cut in half horizonally, scoop out seeds, eat inside with a spoon.

Ready when picked
Pop into mouth like blueberries
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Ready when soft
Peel off outer scales or peel open with hands and eat the sweet flesh around the seeds.
Do not eat the seeds.
Ready when harvested

Cut the hard outer skin off and chew the sugary inside fibers.

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Ready when picked
Cut in half and eat juicy insides
Outside skin is bitter
Soft all over
Bite into it
Ready when soft
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Peel or cut open with hands or knife.
Eat the creamy inside with your fingers or a spoon.
Do not eat the seeds.
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Ready when picked
Peel open and eat or
cut in half and scoop with a spoon
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White Sapote
Soft all over
Cut in half, eat flesh inside, do not eat the seed(s)
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Wompee
Ready when picked/brown
Skin is sweetest part, eat skin and insides. Do not eat seed(s)
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Ready when picked
Peel open and eat or
cut in half and scoop with a spoon