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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 4:53 pm
I am very into exotic fruits. Being that it's almost tu bshvat I felt maybe I could get a list of al the diff kinds of exotic fruits out there. I will list what I had before

pepino melon
starfruit
goosebery
lychee
dragon fruit (yellow and pink)
passion fruit
rambutan
cactus fruit
horned melon
(I don't remember anything else at the moment will edit if needed)

What exotic fruits have you tried before ?
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:01 pm
persimmon and rambutan are delicious! Usually when buying a new fruit they end up costing a fortune and don't taste good either. I am not sure if it's because they are imported and picked before they are ripe, or because I am not accustomed to eating that fruit and don't know how to properly select a good one and the optimum conditions that it needs to ripen properly.
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:04 pm
Kumquat is one of my favorite fruits.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:07 pm
imasinger wrote:
Kumquat is one of my favorite fruits.
What is it ?how does it taste ? Where can I purchase it ?
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:11 pm
It looks like a tiny oval orange. The skin is sweet, and you eat the whole thing. Where you buy it probably depends on where you live, but stores that carry some of the other fruits you mentioned probably carry it.
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amother




Rose
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:15 pm
I find kumquat to be sour. Is that how they taste when bought in season and ripened properly?
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STovah




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:20 pm
If you live near any ethnic markets / Chinatown, check out the fruits they are selling. When they are in season, some of the exotic fruits that taste gross on Rosh Hashana are actually very good when bought at the appropriate time of year.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:22 pm
I live in brooklyn. Wondering if there are specific stores/markets near me that have these.
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amother




Bergamot
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:25 pm
STovah wrote:
If you live near any ethnic markets / Chinatown, check out the fruits they are selling. When they are in season, some of the exotic fruits that taste gross on Rosh Hashana are actually very good when bought at the appropriate time of year.


Is there any place like that near Lakewood?
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 5:54 pm
amother [ Rose ] wrote:
I find kumquat to be sour. Is that how they taste when bought in season and ripened properly?


They're more sour than orange, but not as sour as lemon, IMO. I don't imagine you'd find the peak ones to your taste if you don't like things that are a bit sour. I do.

I also enjoy cranberries, fresh, or cooked with a minimum of sugar and a bit of OJ.
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scruffy




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:08 pm
Slightly off topic - but one thing that drives me crazy is the amount of fruit displayed in stores outright for Tu B'Shevat that's actually ha'adama (at least according to my LOR). Exotic melons, strawberries, or those dried banana slices...
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HILY




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:17 pm
I love tamarillo, I'm always looking forward to tu bishvat season and rosh hashana season when the jewish fruit stores are selling all types of exotic fruit.
There's also a different fruit that is a little similar to passion fruit but orange peel and greyish inside and it's so sweet and delicious!
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:21 pm
HILY wrote:
I love tamarillo, I'm always looking forward to tu bishvat season and rosh hashana season when the jewish fruit stores are selling all types of exotic fruit.
There's also a different fruit that is a little similar to passion fruit but orange peel and greyish inside and it's so sweet and delicious!
searching on google it looks beautiful. Do you know where I could buy ?
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:22 pm
Did anyone here ever try durian or jackfruit ? (I never had it before)
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HILY




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:38 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
searching on google it looks beautiful. Do you know where I could buy ?


It's beautiful and delicious by us the local stores bring it in before rosh hashana and tu bishvat...
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HILY




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:39 pm
It's also lychee season now and we have them for shabbos as dessert yum!
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:43 pm
HILY wrote:
It's beautiful and delicious by us the local stores bring it in before rosh hashana and tu bishvat...
Brooklyn ?
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HILY




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 6:47 pm
I don't live in Brooklyn... So I don't know where you can get it there
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 7:10 pm
Anyone here had Mangosteen or Yellow Watermelon ?
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amother




Rose
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 7:42 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
searching on google it looks beautiful. Do you know where I could buy ?


What is it called?
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