May

As we head into summer, more and more tropical fruits become mature and ready to harvest.

The hot temperatures and long days cause the fruits to grow rapidly and begin

the ripening process. Check the fruits listed below to see what’s ripe in the month of May!

Below is a list of fruits that are typically ripe during May. But due to the variations in

weather patterns throughout the year, the fruits listed below may be earlier or

later by a few weeks then listed. Please contact the growers to see when their fruit is at its prime and

ready to harvest.

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Banana

plentiful throughout the summer months

 

Florida bananas are NOTHING like the grocery store bananas. Ours bananas are moist,

have a delicate texture, and have hints of strawberries and citrus and other subtle flavors.

Our growers also raise cooking bananas, which have a lower sugar content

than the dessert bananas, and they make wonderful tostones

and fried plantanos.

Our banana growers can ship fruit to you today!

 

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Caimito

until June

The caimito fruit is filled with delicately, sweet pulp that is such a treat! We are nearing

the end of the caimito harvest so take advantage of the crop before it’s gone!

Contact our caimito growers here.

 

 

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Guava

limited quantity

Guava fruits are available year round in south Florida in limited amounts. We have both

the white, crisp Thai guava that is eaten out of hand, in salads, or dipped

in a dried chili and sugar mixture, and the pink, fragrant Florida guava

that is used in pastries, smoothies, and cakes.

It’s hard to choose!

Contact our growers here to help you choose!

 

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Lychee

now until late June

It’s Lychee time!!! Yes, the juicy, sweet fruits are finally ripe and ready for shipping.

It’s been a long year since we have tasted these delicious fruits, and they are every bit

as good as we remember!

It’s a relatively short season for lychees, just a few weeks,  so order your lychees

directly from our growers to get the freshest lychees around!

 

Click here to reach our lychee growers!

 

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Mamey

now until early fall

Once a mamey aficionado, always a mamey aficionado. The sweet pumpkin-y flavor

of mamey gets you hooked right from the first bite,

and those first bites of the season are here.

 

Place a mamey order with one of our growers here.

 

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Mango

season just beginning

Finally, the mango season has begun. When you love mangos,

the season can’t start soon enough! Florida mangos can be eaten in the green stage,

when they are used in salads and in chutneys, and also when fully ripe.

When going for ripe mangos, our Florida mangos can’t be beat for quality and flavor.

Reach our mango growers here.

 

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Papaya

now throughout the summer

 Florida papayas grow all year, although the summer months are when they are most plentiful.

 

Contact our grower to see if their papayas are,...ripe for the picking!

 

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Passion Fruit

through the summer

The small round fruits of the passion fruit vine are ready for harvest in May.

These fruits contain intensely flavored juice that add a delicious component

to any sweet or savory dish!

 

Our passion fruit growers are listed here.

 

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Sapodilla

now to June

We are wrapping up the Sapodilla season at this time. There are a few fruits still on the trees

but the main crop is definitely winding down. The next crop will begin in the late fall.

 

Contact our growers to get the last of the sapodilla crop for the season.

 

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