OCTOBER 19, 2015
THIS WEEKS BASKET SCOOP
-Read below to learn where these vegetables were grown
Fall Lettuce Mix (WASH BEFORE EATING! We do not wet the leaves during assembly to keep them as fresh as possible when being transported and delivered. Water can create wilting.)
*Green onions (ration)
*Green beans (ration)
Pineapple Guava - native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, western Paraguay and Uruguay where it is common in the mountains. The fruit emits a strong long-lasting perfume, even before it is fully ripe. The taste, a combination of pineapple and guava or pineapple and strawberry.
Star Fruit - native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The tree is also cultivated in tropical areas. The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The entire fruit is edible. They may also be used in cooking.
Topped with a Capulin Cherry - native to Mexico and western Guatemala. The tree was introduced into California sometime after the mid-1920s. The fruit will keep under refrigeration for 4 to 6 weeks in an uncovered container. The ripe fruits can be eaten out of hand or made into jams and preserves, or even made into wine.
These exotic fruits, originating from all over the world, are easy to grow in San Diego's perfect climate.
*Ration = A limited amount was harvest this week