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Quararibea cordata, Matisia cordata

Variety:

Colombian Sapote, Zapote

Scientific Name:

Quararibea cordata, Matisia cordata

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

5 seeds for 12 USD

The Fruit:

Our favorite American fruit: sweet, juicy and satisfying. It is a juicy honey-pumpkin mix with a smooth feeling in the mouth like a milkshake. The flesh and fibers remind to mango while the taste is sweet with no tart tones. When its season we eat this fruit as a whole meal, about 5-8 fruits per person. The fruits usually weigh 3-500 grams.

Mammea americana

Variety:

Mamey Apple

Scientific Name:

Mammea americana

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

3 seeds for 12 USD

The Fruit:

This central american fruit tastes like apricot with a hint of tropics: it also tastes a bit like pineapple and guava. The skin is 2-3 mm thin, the fruits weigh 200-800g the seeds are 50g (they will have fairly high shipping cost)

Alibertia patinoi

Variety:

Borojo

Scientific Name:

Alibertia patinoi

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

10 seeds for 5 USD
50 seeds for 20 USD
100 seeds for 35 USD

The Fruit:

Borojo is a fairly large brown fruit with a pulp that is very thick and creamy and takes out 90-95% of the weight of fruit. The rest is the small seeds in the middle and a thin skin. The pulp is spicy and tart with a slight sweetness. The taste reminded me mostly to quince jelly, in a more tart version. It also reminds to apple somewhat, and has a peppery spiciness. The most common way to consume is in smoothies and juices. It is considered a superfood with aphrodisiac properties by both the indigenous and foreigner. Both male and female plants are required for successful fruiting.

Bactris gasipaes

Variety:

Peach Palm

Scientific Name:

Bactris gasipaes

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

8 seeds for 12 USD

The Fruit:

The fruit got its name from the taste of its fermented pulp: it reminds of peach. The native Americans chew the cooked pulp and left to ferment for 1-2 days to get their traditional everyday drink when they mixed with water. They left to ferment for 8 days to get an alcoholic beverage used to celebrations. The Peach Palm tree provided important staple food. They consumed both the fruit and the heart of palm. They highly valued the fruit due to its nutritional values. It is a good source of carbohydrates and fat, contains a lot of vitamin A, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. The fruit is edible after boiling otherwise it contains calcium oxalate and has a trypsin inhibitor. It is common to simply cook the fruit for 1-3 hours. To make a fermented beverage today locals mix the cooked flesh with sugar and water and let it to ferment for 1-2 days. The heart of palm is used raw or cooked to salads, side dishes and to plant based meals that reminds of seafood as the cooked heart of palm has good texture and nice taste. The seed is oily and have a pleasant coconut-like flavor. It is edible raw. Locals make a drink from the raw seeds adding sugar and water. The germination of this seed normally takes 30-90 days, in some cases 180 days. The seedling gives fruit in 3-4 years.

Annona muricata

Variety:

Soursop, Big Juicy

Scientific Name:

Annona muricata

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

10 seeds for 10 USD

The Fruit:

There are some really excellent soursop varieties here in Costa Rica. These fruits can exceed 5 kilograms and have plenty of juice ...and some sweetness too ;) Perfect for making a refreshing juice.

Rollinia deliciosa

Variety:

Rollinia, Biriba

Scientific Name:

Rollinia deliciosa

Origin:

Costa Rica

Seller:

Zoli

Prices:

10 seeds for 10 USD

The Fruit:

One of our favorite dessert fruits here in Borneo is Rollinia. They have dream-like creamy melting consistency with sweet and lemony-tropical taste.