Rollinia

It's hard to know where to start with one of our favourites at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, it's the one the only Rollinia Deliciosa, the name says it all! The large yellow fruit has soft spines with a creamy white flesh with black seeds, and it truley is a taste sensation with the fruit tasting of creamy lemon sherbet and lemon meringue pie. The best way to eat it is with a spoon, or as we like to do is just dive in face first and worry about the mess later! The large yellow fruit has a bumpy surface and soft spines. 

The Rollinia is in the custard-apple family, Annonaceae, that is native to tropical South America. We have 8 of these amazing trees that can grow to 15 meters and can produce fruit from seed within 3 years. Most years we will feast on Rollina over a 4 to 5 month period. The fruit is very delicate and only has a short shelf life of a week or so. Therefore to try this delectable fruit you will have to come and visit us as it does not travel well!

 

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