Five Fruits

July 26-August 1, 2006

Arcadia 2006:

Apples, strawberries and oranges are great and all but how about trying something a little different? Here are five fruits worth seeking out.

Guanabana Also known as soursop or custard apple, this tropical-growing fruit looks like a small watermelon but has creamy flesh that tastes like a cross between coconut, pineapple and banana.

Huckleberry Huckleberries, a native U.S. fruit that grows wild in the Pacific Northwest and some California mountains, looks and tastes like a blueberry. If you can find this summer fruit, expect to pay a lot.

Mangosteen One of the most sought-after fruits in the world, the mangosteen is not available fresh in the continental United States, but growers in Hawaii are working to export it to the mainland.

Paw Paw With a flavor similar to the guanabana, the paw paw is the largest fruit native to the United States.

Rambutan The delicate, melonlike white flesh of the rambutan is encased in a spiny red casing that makes it one of the most exotic-looking fruits around.

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