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Help me ward off winter scurvy!

What do you do with frozen vegetables and fruits? (other than use them for ice packs?) [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Dec 1, 2011 - 45 answers

Madeira banana-pineapple?

Exoticfruitfilter: Madeira banana-pineapple? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Delicious Fruit Foods Are Waiting to Come To Life

I get a box of fruit & veggies delivered to my house every two weeks. Let me tell you something. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. However, I rarely finish all of the apples and pears and bananas. I stuff them into the freezer when I don't eat them, but... my freezer is overflowing with frozen apples and bananas, and I think a few pears. What can I do with them? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Oct 10, 2011 - 33 answers

Mystery Fruit, may you vex us no more.

Plant Identification Filter: What is this New England tree with cherry-like fruit? [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Sep 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Mangosteens in Manhattan?

Does anyone know a specific place in Manhattan I could find mangosteens today or tomorrow (or if they're even in season / available)? [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

I get no kick from a pear, a mere nectarine doesn't thrill me at all....

Inspired by this question, I'd like to ask for recommendations of non-standard, non-Western fruits and guidance on how to prepare / eat same. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Sep 25, 2011 - 25 answers

Unknown fruit.

What is this unknown (to me) fruit? [more inside]
posted by 517 on Sep 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Front Yard Fruiting

Have any MeFis turned their front yards into orchards? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Sep 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Please help me find the great Turkish tomato.

A couple of years ago I was working at an archeological dig in Aphrodisias, Turkey. At every meal we had the most fantastic tomatoes--plates of them sliced, bowls of them whole or in salads. They were the best-tasting tomatoes I've ever eaten on any continent--medium-sized, round, red-with-a-bit-of-orange. I should have smuggled home some seeds but didn't think of it. I've lost touch with the folks I worked with, so I can't ask someone there to mail me a batch, and that's probably illegal anyway. Can you suggest where I might learn this tomato variety's name, or get seed? Thanks very very much.
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jul 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Msau is delicious. Now, what exactly is it?

African-fruit-filter: Msau: what is it? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jul 17, 2011 - 3 answers

40 lbs of Juicy Fruit Stink

I recently bought an enormous jackfruit (40lb) which needs a few days of ripening (the price was right). It has a few small mold spots. What can I do to slow down the mold while it's ripening so it doesn't go bad, while still leaving it edible? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Jul 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me make my garden tastier

I've never had a garden before. I recently bought a house in Canberra with a small established garden, mainly native Australian plants. It has a drip watering system. There isn't a lot of room, but there are a few things I have always wanted to grow, and I've got no idea whether it is possible to fit them in somehow, or where I should put them. I know I can't do anything until just before spring, but I want to start planning now. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Fruit Smoothie Nutrition

Couple nutrition-related questions concerning fruit smoothies. [more inside]
posted by frankly mister on May 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Are Ants Cherry Farmers?

What are these ants doing in my cherry tree? Difficulty: no aphids. [more inside]
posted by carlh on May 22, 2011 - 4 answers

What is this Fruit?

Can someone help me to identify this fruit? It is from South India and tastes a lot like coconut. The person who gave it to me wasn't sure of the name. Some research suggests it might be a "coconut apple" which is the inside of a very ripe coconut. It looks whitish/clear like ice-with a husk. Here are some pictures (1, 2, 3, 4)
posted by yticmic on May 7, 2011 - 17 answers

Fruitful?

Will having a large percentage of my caloric intake come from fruit lead to more problems than health benefits? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Mar 15, 2011 - 27 answers

apple honeycrisp

What's the most honeycrisp-like apple? [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Mar 7, 2011 - 28 answers

Fruit and Veg

Help a Fruit and Veg Newbie! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Feb 16, 2011 - 18 answers

Want to make my own fruit teas

I would like to purchase dried fruit bits so that I can make my own fruit teas. I already have plain white/green tea, so I just need the fruit bits. Can anyone recommend a good site that sells just the fruit bits, as opposed to pre-mixed fruit teas?
posted by djedery on Jan 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Is full-fruit juice fattening?

Riddle me this... Fruit: Healthy and delicious! Fruit juice: Fattening and delicious! But what if I have a kickass blender that liquifies everything and I can put the whole fruit in the blender. To me, it becomes juice and therefore is fattening, but I've read that "since it contains the pulp" it no longer is, which seems like BS to me because it no longer has the consistency of pulp. What's the truth?
posted by dobbs on Jan 11, 2011 - 31 answers

What to do with ripe but frozen persimmons?

I have 7 very ripe hachiya persimmons in my freezer, frozen solid. They were READY TO EAT! when I got them (all delicious and snotty), but had to go out of town for the holidays and didn't know what else to do with them. Now I'm back and at a loss as to how to proceed. Can I thaw them? Will they shatter my blender as-is? I've made ice cream with persimmons before, but am still fairly new to this glorious fruit, so all suggestions are welcome.
posted by carsonb on Dec 30, 2010 - 9 answers

I need New York satsumas NOW, dammit.

I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Zest it harder, make it better, juice it faster, makes us stronger.

When life gives you lemons, what else do you make? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 14, 2010 - 55 answers

Keep it fresh!

How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 12, 2010 - 28 answers

What can I make from lousy fruit?

I buy fruit at the market for my toddler, but he doesn't always like it. Today's blackberries were too sour. Last week the apples were mealy. Sometimes the bananas get over-ripe before we can eat them all. What easy things can I do to transform "bad" fruit into other things that are still healthy for a kid?
posted by xo on Sep 30, 2010 - 23 answers

Oxidized Avocado on skin

How will oxidized avocado paste effect your facial skin? [more inside]
posted by page123 on Sep 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Diet questions

Fruit and protein powder are pretty much all I eat, is this okay? A few questions about fruit and protein powder. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

What cool things can you do with fruit?

Weird or interesting things you can do with fruit? I'm looking for a list of fun/scientific/cool/interesting things you can do with fruit, any fruit... [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Sep 8, 2010 - 28 answers

Pomegranate

Where can I find "seedless" pomegranates in Boston? [more inside]
posted by Behemoth on Sep 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Apple Festival

I am so lucky to live in the heart of NC apple country. In fact, I can see an orchard out my back window. Best of all, I have a love for the taste of this versatile fruit. But I have little knowledge of ways to use them. Please share your ideas for ways to enjoy them fully. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Sep 3, 2010 - 22 answers

What is this thing and can I eat it - part deux

SO what's this OTHER thing growing on my backyard tree. And more important, will I soon be able to eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

Montreal fruit picking - can I do this for free?

I want to pick fruit and vegetables - for free or very cheaply - in Montreal. Is there any organization that exists here that is similar to Toronto's Not Far From the Tree? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Aug 23, 2010 - 9 answers

I like my fruit mushy.

Is fruit juice really not as good as regular fruit? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Aug 10, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me determine if this is edible in some way other than giving it to Ralph Wiggum to taste.

What kind of fruit or vegetable is this? And more important, can I eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 20, 2010 - 29 answers

Underripe fruit ideas

What can I do with flavorful-but-underripe nectarines? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jul 10, 2010 - 22 answers

fructivores FTW

What fruit trees should I plant in my new orchard? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Jul 6, 2010 - 28 answers

orange you glad to see me

What are some of the sweeter varieties of oranges out there in the common US market?
posted by ducktape on Jun 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Weird Fruit Indentification

What is this fruit? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50936652@N08/4692507506/ [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on Jun 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Fourth anniversary gift ideas

I want to buy my wife a flowers or fruit themed gift that is more permanent than flowers or fruit and I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on May 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Recipes for making fruit brandy?

I am interested in trying to make fruit brandy. I have searched on the internet but have come up with many different (and conflicting) recipes so would like to hear people's suggestions and experience. [more inside]
posted by CTORourke on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

A grape idea?

Can I eat the grapes (?) that are growing on my building? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Orange ya glad I asked this in time for summer?

What is the best way for someone to peel an orange, if they have short fingernails? Assume growing longer nails, or eating the orange cut into slices are not favorable options. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Apr 27, 2010 - 52 answers

Help me buy sugar apples.

Where can I buy or order pinha fruit AKA "sugar apples" in the United States, specifically Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by fremen on Mar 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Orcharding tips?

Orcharding tips? Bring them, please. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Feb 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Lemon tree very tasty, lemon season very short

'Tis the season for Meyer lemons and blood oranges. Yum! But seasons, alas, are fleeting. What's the best way to preserve something of the deliciousness all year long? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

5, 7 or 9 a day?

The UK Government suggests everyone eat 5 serves of fruit and vegetables per day. However, Australia recommends 7 (2 fruit, 5 veg) and the US National Cancer Institute recommends 7 for women and 9 a day for men. What gives? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Fruit without fat = fabulous?

My roommate claims a diet consisting of mostly fruit is OK as long as she keeps it low fat. Is there any science to back up this claim? [more inside]
posted by idle on Jan 25, 2010 - 39 answers

Ways to dress up fruit.

Plain fruit and a handful of nuts or a slice of cheese grow old pretty quickly. What are some ways I can dress up or vary my fruit snack? [more inside]
posted by moira on Jan 20, 2010 - 29 answers

Why is fruit so much more nutritious than candy, when both are mostly sugar?

Why is fruit so much more nutritious than candy, when both are mostly sugar? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jan 10, 2010 - 45 answers

How much should I charge for my fruit tree planting service?

I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 answers

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