Native to Mexico and Central America. Harvested in Florida February-June. Typical size is 2-6 inches in diameter.
Allow fruit to ripen at room temperature about 5-9 days until slightly soft. Flesh is light to dark brown or reddish-brown, smooth to grainy, juicy with a sweet flavor.
Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated 1-3 days.
Source of vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus.
Use fresh and in desserts.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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