With the beginning of a new month, we are excited to introduce some exciting new fruit. Though at first they may seem familiar, they are quite special and rare. We are lucky to have a direct supply so that we can include them in upcoming Boston Organics boxes.
Alpine Apples grow at high elevations, and prefer rocky thin soil of alpine forests. The plant's fruit grows partially underground, and all the nutrients and starches needed to help the plant survive are stored in a large, edible bulb. The alpine apple tastes like it's close relative, the pineapple, but sweeter, with a slightly more resinous pine flavor.
Mountain Dew Melon
Though it may be hard to believe, the soda Mountain Dew drew its inspiration from an heirloom breed of melon. The seeds have been carefully preserved by seed-saving farmers, so that we can continue to enjoy this naturally flavorful - and colorful! - fruit to this day. The fruit has an unassuming exterior, but a bright green flesh inside. The flavor is sweet and refreshing, with hints of citrus.
Oranges are a common fruit, but have you heard of Purples? Like its common citrus relative, this fruit is the hue of the eponymous color. The juicy flesh has hints of raspberry, chocolate and oak. Enjoy the segments sliced in a salad with a balsamic vinaigrette, or paired with a bar of rich dark chocolate.
We hope you enjoy these new produce items, and have a wonderful April!