Thursday, April 1
The correct answer to the post below is a canistel. It is a friut, grown on trees about 25 feet tall. Canistel is found wild in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador. It is cultivated in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba,, the Bahamas, southern Florida and the Florida Keys. It has also been grown in the Philippines and Hawaii.
It is slightly sweet and pasty, so we made ours into a canistel shake with milk, vanilla, nutmeg and a touch of sugar. Often it is eaten scooped right out of the skin with a spoon like custard.
It doesn't travel too well, so if you want to try a canistel, come visit us some time!