Dragonfruit from Melissas.com.
|Dragonfruit, Korean pears, pomegranates and cinnamon persimmons are just four fruits in season now that most people have never tried. Others, like cherimoya, jackfruit and coquitos, are available year-round. You can give these fruits as gifts (at Melissas.com). But give them to your own household, too. Pick a specific day of the month—the first Monday, the third Sunday, e.g.—to be Exotic Fruit Day in your home. Have your featured fruit for dessert or at brunch, experience different tastes and build your knowledge base. If there’s no market in your town that specializes in exotic produce, Melissas.com is happy to oblige.|
|If you want to send an “exotic” basket of cut fruit, check out Edible Arrangements. See more of our favorite fruits in the Fruits & Nuts section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.|