Gamboge | Yellow Mangosteen Fruit Box from $139.00
Native to Southeast Asia, the Gamboge Fruit, also called Yellow Mangosteen or Lemon Mangosteen is a treat, if you like sour and tangy fruits that is. They are very aromatic, the skin is smooth, pretty thin, and delicate. The flesh has a creamy consistency that's very pleasant. The flavor is mostly sour and tangy with a hint of sweet and similar floral notes as the mangosteen. Definitely a treat for our Tropifruiters. The Regular box has 5 pounds of Gamboge Fruit The Large box has 8 pounds of fruit ***Cannot ship to California***
Indian Bitter Melon from $88.00
The incredible Indian Bitter Melon is Here! This box is bursting with the taste and mystery of faraway lands and this amazing "vegetable fruit" - also known as bitter melon - that has been traditionally eaten in Asia for centuries. This watermelon relative could be right up your alley if you're looking for new flavors and textures on your next plate! The Indian bitter melon is a superstar with many names. It's called bitter squash, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd, goya, nigauri, peria and ampalaya among many others. How do you eat Indian Bitter Melons? Indian bitter melon is a healthy and low-calorie vegetable, which has a crunchy husk. They can be cooked in different recipes, or eaten raw in salads. Once prepared, it will have a water-like texture with an even more intense taste than before! They're best served by themselves or they can be mixed into rice dishes for added flavor. Live a little and try something different for a change!
Fresh Mammee Box from $99.00
Have you heard a better name than Mammee? Well, the mammee, also known as mammee apple, mamey apple, tropical apricot, South American Apricot, and Domingo Apricot is one of the rarest and most delicious fruits you can possibly have. Believe it or not, it's related to the Mangosteen. The thick brownish skin has a mango-like texture and the flesh is a smooth orange golden yellow flesh that you are most certainly going to love. What does the Mammee taste like? Imagine a mix of apricot, and passionfruit with berry highlights, and a crispy tang. It's a hard to describe food, isn't it? ***Cannot ship to California***
Oro Negro Avocado from $69.00
Oro Negro Avocados from Florida are literally Black Gold. That's the translation to English and when you taste the small-batch crop of this exclusive avocado, you'll be wanting more of this rich, buttery, and appropriately named avocado. Once you try Oro Negro avocados you can consider yourself officially an avocado connoisseur, placing a spoonful in your mouth is in our fruity minds the equivalent of pinning the wings on an astronaut after their first flight. You'll be forever changed and you'll walk down the street and people will notice something different about you. It's that good. Don't believe us? Order a box of Oro Negro today, try it and let us know in the reviews how you feel. We'll know you'll love them in advance, so you're welcome in advance! ***Arrives by Christmas with Free Shipping option***
Mountain Soursop Box $109.00 $129.00
Another victory for the Tropical Fruit Box team! We got a small batch of Mountain Soursop, those who enjoy the sciences call it Annona Montana, it's also called wild custard apple or guanabana de monte. We just like the common name, it gives it a rugged sort of feeling like you are eating something that was specially brought down a mountain, just for you. The Mountain Soursop is a close cousin of the Cherimoya or Custard Apple and of course, our very own favorite, the Soursop. This beautiful fruit has vibrant and dark green skin, is the size of a softball, and is covered with soft fleshy spines with a yellow flesh that's almost like pulp but the flavor is where it at. What does it taste like? The first thing you'll feel is the aroma, you should take a couple of deep sniffs so you get to appreciate it. Then, scoop it out with a spoon and taste the soursop-like flavor that's slightly sour and with a hint of bitterness that rounds it off quite nicely. If you haven't tried it, this is one of those connoisseurs treats, an important part of your fruit education. This box contains 8 pounds of Mountain Soursops, which is about 6 delicious fruits.
Red Custard Apple (Cherimoya) from $139.00
Big NO, we disagree! The Red Custard Apple is NOT the ugly duckling of the anona family. As a matter of fact, this delicious variety is very special, rare, and worthy of its own box here at TFB so…there! Without further ado, we give you this native of the West Indies, Caribbean and Central America that will rock your world when it comes to flavor. You can enjoy it in so many ways but the most popular among our Tropifruiters, and yes, we asked, is to just chill it and eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. Otherwise, prepare yourself to experience fruit nirvana when you pull it apart and it reveals the beautiful aromatic sumptuous flesh with the traditional creamy-custardy consistency. You can’t go wrong with this. Get Your Small Batch Red Custard Apple Today while it lasts.
Sweet Baby Pineapple Box from $87.00
No, this is not from a pineapple bonsai. Besides being super cute, the mini pineapples are nicer than their traditional pineapple cousins. For starters, they are sweeter and unarguably super-duper cute.How do you eat them? Just like you would a regular pineapple but since they are nice and tender, you can eat the core and it tastes great. Warning! These sweet baby pineapples give you Instagram super bragging rights. Use them carefully, with great power… you know the rest.Get your Sweet Baby Pineapples today and make your world a better place. You’re welcome.
Donut Peach Box $99.00
It’s been called luscious, peculiar, and interestingly shaped but the Donut peach, also called Saturn or White Peach stands on its own. A descendant from the wild pan peaches of Asia, these beauties are very special. They have the perfect qualities of a crowd-pleasing fruit such as being low in acidity and very sweet. This is as refreshing as a summer fruit treat gets and like I heard somebody say at the farmer’s market once, nobody doesn’t like these peaches. This box contains 8 pounds of Donut Peaches. Don't wait to order, they won't last long!
Green Cactus Pear | Prickly Pear Box from $69.00
Green Cactus Pears are a thing! These are a true delicacy. The prickly pear is the fruit of the Nopal cactus. They have a floral and melon-like flavor that’s truly unique. They are very popular in Mexico where they are used for all kinds of dishes such as salads, soups, beverages and even desserts.
Haitian Joumou Squash Box $99.00
Joumou Squash is the main ingredient in Haitian Joumou Soup. A New Year Tradition that dates all the way back to January 1st, 1804. The Joumou has a checkered past but it’s a beautiful story of redemption. According to the story, the French masters forbid the Haitian slaves from enjoying Soup Joumou, a delicacy reserved only for the white colonizers. After a 12-year struggle, Haiti became the first country to have a successful revolt that ended slavery. When Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence from the French colonizers, Soup Joumou became a symbol of freedom and a celebration of Haiti’s independence. This is why, on January 1st, if you are Haitian, no matter what part of the world you are in, you are making Soup Joumou and indulging in this tasty dish that has come to be known as Freedom Soup. This box contains 16 pounds of Joumou Squash
Chinese Eggplant from $88.00
Stir fry lovers, here is your Chinese Eggplant! You have to love the lavender purplish color and their white flesh. Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Honestly... who cares! The only thing we know is that they are delicious! What does Chinese Eggplant taste like? They are sweeter and less bitter than regular eggplant and they hold beautifully when cooked. No wonder why they are one of the favorite fregetables (we made this word up) for stir-fry! If you Google Chinese Eggplant recipes, you'll find a million options that will leave your mouth watering so don't waste any more time. Get your Chinese Eggplant Box Today.
Opo Chinese Long Squash from $88.00
The Chinese Long Squash is also called Opo Squash, Cucuzza (not related to the Yakuza) it's a member of the calabash family and a cousin of the zucchini, an overgrown cousin that is because these Chinese Long Squashes are pretty big. They are believed to be one of the very first cultivated crops in the history of humankind, so they've been around for a while. What does the Opo Squash taste like? The flavor is pretty mild and similar to, you guessed it, zucchini. It's used in many Asian dishes and added to soups, stews, added to bread when grated and of course, everyone's favorite stir-fry.
Kiwano Melon Box from $69.00
The Kiwano Melon, also known as the African Horned Melon and Melano in Israel, is one of those fruits that will get you followers on Instagram, views on TikTok, and the amazement of your family members and friends of your worldly fruity pursuits. This fruit is so weird-looking that it was even featured on TV as fruit from another planet. Trekkies, now you can enjoy a fruit featured in a Star Trek Episode as the Golana Melon. If Google is indeed correct, the episode’s name was titled “Time’s Orphan”. What does the Kiwano Melon taste like? The inside is gelatinous and full of seeds, making it look like the perfect alien piece of fruit and it tastes like a delicious cross between melon, and cucumber with a hint of banana and lime and you may eat the seeds if you so desire. This beautifully bizarre-looking fruit is part cucumber and part melon and 100% worthy of your fancy fruit platter. As they say on the show, “Live long, (Eat Kiwano Melon) and prosper! 🖖 If you order from Tropical Fruit Box, of course.” We added that last part. 😉
Hachiya Persimmon Box from $87.00
Hachiya Persimmons are here! We finally got them! We've been chasing these beauties for a while and we are here to tell you that we finally found a sustainable source. We can't keep our eyes off the beautiful golden orange color but that's not all, the fragrance and the flavor with a delicate sweet flavor with notes of mango, honey and apricot.
Fresh Malanga Lila Box from $49.00
Malanga Lila is a beautiful root vegetable. Delicious, starchy and with a down to earth taste. How do you eat Malanga Lila? You boil it, fry it, bake it, add it to hearty soups like Sancocho, puree it, mash it, whip it and make some of the most delicious fritters that will make you ponder about your relation to food and how you could have missed this all your life. Although some people think they are like potatoes, we think they are way better and taste more sophisticated.When you look at a malanga for the first time, they are not the best looking of roots. The skin is hairy and bumpy and not very nice looking but once you peel it and cook it, the flesh turns creamy and delicious with a beautiful purplish, reddish color that will mute down to a grayish color when fully cooked.
Benny Avocado Box from $49.00
Benny Avocados are some of the creamiest and most delicious avocados you'll ever try. What makes them so special? Unline other tropical avocados and similarly to the Hass, the skin turns dark when it's ready to eat. Benny avocados are especially good this season and you should definitely enjoy a box.
Dosakai Melon Box from $88.00
Dosakai Melons are the undercover melons of the fruit world. Some people say they are melons, others that they are cucumbers, honestly, we don't have time to argue. Neither do you. One thing we all agree upon is that they kickstart any Indian-inspired dish. You'll find them in pickles, chutneys, curries.
Fresh Galangal Box from $69.00
Galangal is also known as Thai Ginger and it's basically a close cousin of your beloved Ginger that has more of a citrus punch in its flavor and it's also less moist and has more of a dense texture. It's less spicy than ginger Galanga is a root and it's often used in Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine and it's often used in soups and curries and it's the secret ingredient that takes that Tom Kha Gai soup to another level. Get your Box of Galangal root today and start making wonderful foody things happen.
Chinese Bitter Melon from $88.00
The Chinese Bitter Mellon, also called Bitter Gourd, Bitter Cucumber, and Balsam Pear, Foo Qua, among many other names and it's super popular in Asian Cuisine. The texture is crunchy and it's used for cooking like a vegetable. What does the Chinese Bitter Melon taste like? Duhhhh. I don't know if the name gave it away but it's REALLY bitter! The flavor is sharp, and definitely an acquired taste! Many people blanch it in saltwater to dull out the bitterness and it's a good idea to pair it with spicy foods and full flavors to balance things out. An interesting fact is that it doesn't add a bitter flavor to other ingredients when cooked, it keeps it all to itself. There are too many good recipes for this pretty common gourd in the cuisines of Southeast Asia, China and India. Get Your Chinese Bitter Melon Box Today.