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Egg Fruit (Canistel)

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Original price $9.00 - Original price $9.00
Original price
$9.00 - $9.00
Current price $9.00

Quantity: 1 Egg Fruit (Approx. 10-14oz)
Origin: Vietnam
Seasonality: Periodically in the Fall + Winter
Air Flown x Tree Ripened

Egg Fruit gets its English name from the hardboiled egg yolk-like texture of the flesh. While not as dry as a hardboiled egg, the texture is certainly not succulent like a mango, or Pawpaw. The texture is creamy and mousse-like with a rich, butterscotch/banana flavour. Being a member of the Sapotaceae family you will notice similarities in the seeds, texture, and size as fruits like Sapodilla and Sapote. 

The flavour is also nothing like an egg. It has a rich, butterscotch and banana flavour. 

Preparation Ideas: Wait for the fruit to get so soft that the skin peels off when you touch it. You can do this by leaving it at room temperature. Cut the Egg Fruit in half, scoop out the big seed(s) and eat with a spoon. Or if it's the holidays try some Egg Fruit-Nog!


Local Delivery Monday-Friday. Order cut off for same day delivery is 12pm.

Local Delivery Time Slots:

9am - 3pm (by request) | 10am-4pm (by request) | 12pm - 6pm | 2pm-8pm

Zone 1 (1-49km from Warehouse):

  • $29.99-$99.99 - $6.99 Delivery
  • $100+ - Free Delivery

Zone 2 (50-64km from Warehouse):

  • $29.99-$149.99 - $24.99 Delivery
  • $150+ - Free Delivery

Zone 3 (65-80km from Warehouse):

  • $29.99-$199.99 - $39.99 Delivery
  • $200+ - Free Delivery

Canada Wide Delivery available. Days and times vary.

If your order has products with arrival date banners (i.e. "Arriving Friday") then delivery will only be available starting on that day.

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Tree Ripened & By Air

Tree/Vine Ripened & By Air means this fruit reached optimal time on the tree and/or vine before being flown over, rather than shipped on a boat. Our fruit arrives within 3-4 days of being picked, as opposed to 14-21 days by boat. 

Return Policy

To be eligible for a return contact us within 48 hours of receiving your delivery.  Your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused, and in its original packaging.

Please note that any products on sale are not eligible for returns. If you receive unusable product please contact us for a store credit.

Depending on the product; how it was stored and the condition it is in after 48 hours we can still offer refunds or store credits on a case to case basis.

Storing & Ripening Fruit

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Tree Ripened & By Air