Working through half of these atm, they're one of my favorite fruits and make absolutely GOAT milkshakes.
Sapotes as a whole are very under-appreciated
What about you, /ck/? What's the weirdest/rarest fruit you've eaten?
The chironja. It's a cross between a grapefruit and an orange, most common in Puerto Rico. I love these fuckers.
I ate jackfruit once. It would have been delicious if it wasn't over ripe.
I had canned jackfruit, but it was too syrupy. Why do I have to buy that big-ass fruit? Why does the sliced jackfruit always look like shit?
I've actually wondered that too. I would love to try jackfruit, but the pre-sliced stuff always looks dark and dank and gross, and how tf am I supposed to eat a big ass fruit?
They need to work on aesthetics senpai
I have a Loquat tree in my backyard. The fruit is really good and you can't buy it in stores.
Peel it out? Its pretty simple.
My fav is mít tố nữ, dont know what its called in english. But its pretty much an upgraded version of jackfruit and tastes much sweeter.
Don't think you can get it anywhere besides Vietnam and Indonesia but im probably wrong.
Holy shit anon I never knew the name of this but when I was a kid every summer we'd go to mexico as a huge family convoy (about 4-5 families of 5+) to grandmas house in mexico. We used to break our fucking necks to climb on the roof from the second story to reach up onto the tree and just gorge ourselves on these little fruits. I havent had this fruit in 13 years but I can still remember the taste of victory after getting a handful. Sadly when grandma died I went about 4 years ago and the tree (and all her plants) had died.
How would I go about getting seeds?
I've always know these as japanese plums, neer heard their real name before. Fucking shit ass edgy teens in my neighborhood pick these and throw them at my car. I swear to god i'm gonna kill them and dump the bodies in the mississippi on day. They're good as fuck though.
I once bought a fruit that looked similar to pic related on the outside but like a yellow pomegranate on the inside.
I was the size of a smaller watermelon.
Does anyone know what it was?
Guaba. It's a fruit. You've probably never heard of it.
For purposes of this website cacao fruit would also be considered a rare and uncommon fruit. You see a lot of confused hippies raving about the erroneously named "raw cacao" but never has anyone here eaten actual raw cacao, other than me.
"Jabuticaba", it has a very sweet pulp while the skin has a bitter/stingy taste which counteract the sweetness of the pulp very well.
I've eaten cacao before but i live in south america, so it isn't something exotic, i don't like it.
I quite like these - "rose apple" in english.
They're called cempedak in Malaysia and grow around SE Asia. I once brought extra cempedak to a friend's place and her mother made cempedak fritters for us. Good shit man. I came here to shill some other fruit but now all I can think of is cempedak fritters.
(tried them first time around 10 years ago, and fell in love with them. I buy them at stores whenever they are sold and they're usually overpriced as hell)
Mulberries that aren't dried
(haven't had for over 20 years now)
(I see them every 2-3 years be sold in stores...)
(can be found in Sweden, if I bother to travel there and search through the large stores.).
Quince (I can find these every 3-4 months where I live. Old people and foreigners buy them, meanwhile the younger population doesn't got a clue about what it is, even the younger foreigners haven't got a clue.... used to be very common in the old days ^^ ).
Some other weird fruits I really like but don't remember the names of. My list over favored rare fruits is looong.....
I bought a breadfruit today to try it for the first time. It wasn't completely ripe, but I cut it anyway because I know that it can be cooked unripe. Raw, it tastes like a combination of raw pumpkin and guava, but what are some recipes for it?
Probably one of my favorite fruits.
Are they inside-out strawberries?
I have a mulberry tree in my yard. As for sweet lemons, I really don't like them, but they, along with quince and minneola, can be found year round where I live.
Buddha's hands don't look like they belong on this planet.
I live in Europe, more specifically in Spain, is there a way to order uncommon (to europe) tropical fruits via mail or something?
I know ordering fruit via mail is kind of common since my pops get oranges from Valencia through the mail.
If by any chance you know of a way, please do tell, we love fruit at my house and I can afford the price. I just want to get some as kind of a surprise.
The most uncommon fruit I've had is the muscadine.
it's mandarin orange
looks almost exactly like an orange but it's easier to peel off its skin
it tastes a little differently and there are no spits in it
worth a try i guess
I know, right? It looks like the most delicious sweet and unusual fruit you'll ever taste, and in reality it is just bland and sour cucumber, not really edible without a sprinkle of sugar.
I believe I'm the only guy on earth who doesn't like these
WHAT THE FUCK IS ALL THIS SHIT YOURE BLOWING MY MIND
Haven't been able to find this but I want to try it so bad
black sapote or otherwise known as chocolate pudding fruit
The variety of quince I have tried is too acidic to eat raw, so it must be peeled and cooked first. It's good if you like to make jams and preserves, but I think the average person wants fruit that can be eaten with little preparation, which is why it's no longer so popular. Making preserves isn't a common practice anymore.
Jelly palm fruit. Tastes like peach crossed with mango.
The botanical garden at my university has dozens of these trees and I raid them every day in summer because I'm a cheap fuck who doesn't want to spend money on fruit.
I prefer to peel off the skin, cut it with a knife and eat it raw. However it is a very tough fruit, and acidic... so I do think that most people would prefer it processed, cooked or preserved. That is also how they used to eat it where I live, they cut and cooked it, however not many people from the younger generations here know what it is. Maybe those who live out in the country, and are close to their grandparents knows what it is or have ever eaten it. It's kinda sad, considering how common this fruit was 50 years ago here.
Speaking of jams, the most delicious jam I've ever had was made of apples.. my teacher brought a glass of apple jam he had made from green apples in his garden, and allowed us to eat it, at a schooltrip ..so damn delicious!
I've always wanted to try pawpaws. I live in Georgia and apparently am smack dab in the middle of pawpaw growing area yet I've never seen one in stores or even farmers' markets.
Might have to end up buying one after all.
Seriously, starfruit can be incredibly delicious but grocery stores overcharge the fuck out of them
Haven't eaten these for years, they are not that common but we had to wait until they were almost rotten, then we sucked on the top and had the mature plum tasting mush from the centre. Also you could make Jam or Jelly from them.
Not very many people grow Paw paws; they fell out of popularity when we got access to exotic fruits like bananas and also because they dont ship well. They do grow wild, but their an understory tree so you'd usually find them in dense woodland, making them difficult to locate.
It's the same here with dragonfruit. They are £2 each and I always see plenty on the shelves.
I know they're pretty bland, so I'm not desperate to buy any, but I'd probably get them from time to time if the price was reasonable.
Also, any UK anons know where to get starfruit? A restaurant near me used to serve it with their desserts, but I have no idea where they used to get it.
>tfw I wouldn't even care if I were poor if I just had a nice little house with a bit of land in zone 10b or better in which to grow delicious tropical fruits.
Ugh why is life so hard?
Maybe not "rare" but I think uncommon to most Americans.
They make every variety of Western pear pale in comparison. They might not look like much but they pack an explosion of vibrant flavor and insane juiciness and succulence. Serious 10/10 fruit, up there with mango and the rest of the greats.
All you guys and your unique fruits. The most unique fruit I've eaten was a Grapple, does that even count?
Pretty uncommmon in here but probably common in Mexico and the like.
Tasted once, was pretty nice.
Is Saskatoon Berry considered uncommon? It only grows up near the arctic circle area; Canada is where I find the source; also I buy the jam; haven't seen a fresh berry.
Not rare, so much as alot of people just don't eat them.
>Grow all over the fucking place here
>All those berries that just fall to the ground
Makes me cry
Thought that was yaupon at first was going to be like anon those make you sick lol.
Leaves make nice tea though.
I wouldn't consider them rare, at least not anymore so than like a grapefruit or something lol. They are good though, just such a fucking pain in the ass to eat cause of all the seeds.
They're pretty easy to grow too if you're in a suitable climate, and they grow fast.
Good shit. Mom lived in hilo and she had pies made of ohelo berries
Are those the one's with the story of the lovers where one came from the mountains and the other came from the ocean, or something?
Don't really remember, but sounds like something they told us when we took field trips to the big island.
Anyone ever had the fruit of monstera deliciosa?
I've got the plant (since it's a common houseplant) but mine isn't anywhere big enough to fruit. Heard it tastes kinda like pineapple...
I also really want to try jackfruit.
No sure bout that story, only one i found is
>In "Hawaiian Mythology," the legend of Kaohelo, who instructs her son Kiha to bury her, when she dies, "on the navel of your grandmother at Kilauea." Out of her flesh springs the creeping 'ohelo, out of her bones the 'ohelo bush; other parts of her body are thrown to Maui, O'ahu, Kaua'i, and become 'ohelo bushes on those islands.
I had some grapes this summer (USA) that were called 'Cotton Candy grapes', and they tasted just like cotton candy - very sweet with a vanilla taste. They looked like large green grapes, and were seedless.
I read they are a cross between Concord grapes and green seedless ones. They were interesting, but too sweet for me to eat very many of them.