Commodity: Babaco

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    Babaco, mountain papaya, champagne fruit

Babaco

Commodity Overview

Related to the papaya, babaco is a five-sided fruit that tastes like a cross between strawberries and melons. The fruit, which can grow as big as 12 inches long and 8 inches wide, has white flesh and edible seeds. When ripe, the skin is a soft gold. Babaco can be eaten cooked or stewed, served raw when it's ripe, or blended into tropical milkshakes or smoothies. It enjoys long shelf life for a fruit; store in a cool place, where fruit can last up to four weeks. Babaco is available from November through January from California, Australia and New Zealand.

Varieties

This commodity is not typically marketed by variety.