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Today's fresh fruit score
« on: January 31, 2015, 04:46:50 PM »
This is the take home from today's foraging at Trai Cay Ngon in Westminster. My new favorite fruit shop.

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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 05:04:10 PM »
Were the mangosteens any good? I remember buying a netted bag like that in one of the stores in Little Saigon of mangosteens and lychees and both were terrible quality. I like that they have the jackfruits already cleaned and ready to eat. The jackfruit i bought there i remember was pretty good. The jacks are probably from Mexico, while the mangosteens and lychees were from Thailand.
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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 05:27:36 PM »
Were the mangosteens any good? I remember buying a netted bag like that in one of the stores in Little Saigon of mangosteens and lychees and both were terrible quality. I like that they have the jackfruits already cleaned and ready to eat. The jackfruit i bought there i remember was pretty good. The jacks are probably from Mexico, while the mangosteens and lychees were from Thailand.


Are the Jack fruits from Mexico any good?
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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 06:30:28 PM »
Mangosteens were very fresh..ipened easily and the white flesh firm.
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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 06:37:05 PM »
Anyone know what type of atemoya this is?  I dont have much experience with them.  Do you treat like a cherimoya as far as softening prior to refrigeration?



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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 08:20:57 PM »
Yes just like cherimoya. Let it soften a bit before refrigerating.
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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 09:02:09 PM »
Were the mangosteens any good? I remember buying a netted bag like that in one of the stores in Little Saigon of mangosteens and lychees and both were terrible quality. I like that they have the jackfruits already cleaned and ready to eat. The jackfruit i bought there i remember was pretty good. The jacks are probably from Mexico, while the mangosteens and lychees were from Thailand.


Are the Jack fruits from Mexico any good?

They are tasty. I haven't had a bad one yet. Not too much latex, on the crunchy side and the seeds are very good too boiled and roasted in coconut oil. 99 ranch has been a fairly reliable source .

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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2015, 09:05:53 PM »
SocalKoop , great pickup! if you don't mind how much a pound for the annonas?

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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 10:52:24 PM »
The Mexican jackfruit I have had are super tasty down here at Ranch 99. It looks like a Geffner Atemoya.

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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2015, 11:37:03 PM »
That shop is super pricey! The atemoyas range from $9-25 per lb.

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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2015, 11:53:03 PM »
I paid _$8 lb for the cherimoya and $9 lb for the atimoya... they have a cheaper stack of cherimoya but the "pretty" ones are $8lb for premium quality...  really good.  Never been charged anything more than that.  No prices on anything but the grandma that runs the place does have reputation for jacking up the prices if she finds someone annoying :)
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Re: Today's fresh fruit score
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2015, 11:44:17 AM »
baby jeebus..... 8 lbs.....no thanks.... operation homegrow never felt more important.
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