June Plum, also called Ambarella is now available! A close cousin to the Mango, the succulent June plum is a thick, leathery-skinned plum that can be eaten when ripe or even unripe.
Also known as Golden Apple, Ambarella, Pomme cythere, Mangotín, Jobo Indio, Kedondong, Manzana de Oro, Tonga, Hog Plum, and a few other names. The reality is that many countries and cultures love the June Plum but Jamaicans are the ones that ask for it more often, a lot more often.
How do you eat it? Do we really have to tell you that? Other than peeling the skin and eating it like a proper fruit, people make refreshing drinks, desserts, jams and it’s served with meats, seafood, and other dishes. They are frequently pickled, so it shows their versatility.
The June Plum's flesh has a golden color, it's sweet, savory, and a little sour with some tartness and has a crispy-crunchy feel to it. It tastes like a mixture between a mango and a pineapple but with that buttery finish that will leave you wanting to eat more. It’s a little tart and sweet with pineapple, apple, and mango notes.
Current variety is from Florida and unfortunately cannot ship to California.