December


The tropical fruit season has slowed down a bit now that the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are a little bit. But this is south Florida and there are always fresh, ripe tropical fruit to be eaten!

Why not surprise your family with a box of tropical fruits this holiday season?

Contact our growers below to order a gift box!

The fruits listed below are typically ripe during December. But due to the variations in weather patterns

throughout the year and cultural practices, the fruits may ripen earlier or later then listed. Please

contact the growers to see when their fruit is at its prime and ready to harvest.

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Avocados
now until January/February


The Florida avocado season is underway with many varieties to last all avocado lovers until

early next year. Florida avocados are lower in fat content, are larger than the grocery store avocados,

and these Florida fruits have a luscious flavor that is perfect for salads, sandwiches and guacamole.

Florida avocados also ship very well.

Click here to reach our avocado growers


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Bananas

limited availability


Florida bananas are available during the winter months and are just as tasty. Our growers also raise plantains, 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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Guava

limited availability

Guava are produced year round in south Florida and there are guava’s out there ready to send

to you now for a tropical treat.

Contact our growers here to order delicious, Florida guava.

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Papaya

limited quantity

Florida Papaya are one of the fruits that grow year round in Florida, so there are always

some of these delicious fruit for you to enjoy.

Please contact our growers here  to have them send papaya to your door!

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Passion Fruit

 through January

Passion fruit is a crop that fruits year round in Florida, but in some months

it fruits more than other months. December is one of the months when the

tropical passion fruit vines are heavy with fruit.

Order some Florida passion fruit and be taken to the tropics!

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Sapodilla
December – June


The oh-so-delicious sapodilla crop is starting to come off of the trees in December.

Because there are several varieties of sapodilla that mature at different times, the Florida

sapodilla crop extends from December to the summer! Sapodilla has been described

as a pear soaked in brown sugar,… and we agree!

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Contact our sapodilla growers here to ship sapodilla to your door.


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Starfruit / Carambola
now until February


The starfruit crop is just getting started and will continue into February. These lightly sweet fruits

are crisp and juicy, and perfect for desserts, stir-fry’s, salad, and eating out of hand.


Contact our starfruit growers here.

 

 

 

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