Spondias purpura, commonly known as Hog Plum, Jocote, or Ciruela is a unique fruit native to the tropical regions of South America. Ciruela has a thin, waxy, smooth skin that is red or yellow (depending on the variety) when ready to eat. When ripe, the flesh of the fruit is yellow and sweet, reminiscent of a mix of mango and citrus. This fruit can also be consumed green. The underripe fruit Hog Plum is mouth- puckeringly tart, most people will enjoy it this way with a dash of salt.
This fruit is shipped when green yet mature. They may ripen during transit or after delivery.
ORDERS ARE SHIPPED MONDAY-FRIDAY ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS. WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SHIP ALL ORDERS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TYPICALLY BETWEEN 2-14 BUSINESS DAYS. PLEASE NOTE: SHIPPING TIME AND COST PERTAINS TO THE TIME THE PACKAGE IS IN TRANSIT, NOT THE TIME IT TAKES FOR THE ORDER TO BE DELIVERED UPON PLACING THE ORDER.
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-*PRE ORDER* = FRUIT IS NOT IN SEASON. IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER FOR AN ITEM LISTED AS *PRE ORDER* YOU ARE SECURING YOUR BOX TO BE SHIPPED ONCE THE FRUIT IS BACK IN SEASON OR AVAILABLE.
*CIRUELA CAN NOT SHIP TO CALIFORNIA*
Ciruelas are shipped mature and unripe, however may arrive ripe upon delivery. The fruit is ready to eat when the skin is completely red or yellow. and soft to the touch. May also be consumed green/underripe. The pulp and skin of the fruit is edible, compost the seed.