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Dragon Fruit (Magenta and White)

Availability: Year-round, sporadic

Dragon Fruit is an exotic cactus fruit that is sweet, juicy and crisp with a taste reminiscent of cactus pear, kiwi and watermelon. Its shape is round and 2-3 inches in diameter.
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Kiwi (Baby)

Availability: February - April, September - October

Baby Kiwis are luscious grape-sized berries with smooth edible skin. They have a delicate sweet flavor that does not have the sharp tang of regular Kiwi Fruit.
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Persimmons (Fuyu)

Availability: September - December, April - June

The Fuyu variety is much less astringent than the round Hychia and should be eaten while still firm, like an apple.
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Market  Update 9/21/14

Crab Apples
Good in sweet &
savory dishes!

Seasonal Suggestions

Colorful Cauliflower
Sweet Dumpling Squash

The Melissa's Food Service Team sources the finest fresh ingredients available from around the world and the U.S., including  several local farmers' markets in the Southern California area.

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Sep 28 LIVE radio: Chef Jamie Gwen discusses Melissa's Farm Fresh Produce Pick of the Week!



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