Happy Bastille Day!
The red fruits in your fruit share are Malay Apples (Syzygium malaccense) also called Pomerac. Similar to (but distinct from) their pink cousins the Wax Apple, these fruits are delicious eaten out of hand, and have a delectably sweet and smooth flesh, reminiscent of a pear. Think of them as a tropical mountain apple.
Carambola, also called star fruit for its shape when sliced, is from the Averrhoa carambola tree. Native to Indonesia, the Phillipines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India, starfruit is now grown in many tropical and subtropical countires throughout the world. Eat it like an apple, or try it juiced.
The mangoes this week are a mix of Julie, kidney, Asian and our own grafted varieties
Enjoy the harvest,
Claudia & the crew at Ridge to Reef Farm
This Week's Harvest
Pomerac (Malay Apple)
Ridge to Reef Farm serves the US Virgin Islands with certified organic produce grown with sustainable permaculture practices (and a lot of love).