One of the goals of The Fruit Hunters is to raise awareness about the incredible diversity of fruits out there. Here are some links to fruit you should hunt.
The one-stop source for all miracle fruit needs.
THE LADY FRUIT
Other names: the coco-de-mer, the butt nut, the pubic fruit or the lewd fruit. AND it’s edible.
An on-line shrine to the world’s grandest fruit, maintained by the wonderful Shunyam Nirav, whom I visited in Koh Phagnan.
Ken describes himself as being “loquacious about loquats.” He is an incredible photographer and fruit scholar. Check out his incredible posters and go fruit hunting to the Big Island!
FRUIT LOVERS NURSERY
Oscar Jaitt gave me my first taste of ice-cream bean. He has many amazing tropical fruit seeds that you should order.
THE FRUIT MAFIA
Here are some photos of Hawaii’s fruit mafia. What lovable fruits and nuts (of the human kind).
My favorite source for all things cloudberry, “Dark Tickle” is my 2nd favorite company name ever. (After my dad’s Annax. “Can you believe it’s not taken?!”)
KISHUS AND PIXIES
For those of us with kishu issues.
Rare fruiters unite! This is the online portal of Fruit Gardener magazine, and home to the California Rare Fruit Growers. If you want to know anything about growing fruits, click on through to the other side.
The homepage of the North American Fruit Explorers. Make the hajj to your new Mecca.
Order some mara des bois strawberries here. They are “like an explosion of perfume in your mouth.”
THE FAIRCHILD BOTANICAL GARDEN
This is where America’s most devout fruit hunters hang out. It’s an incredible destination, and the curators of tropical fruit Dr. Richard J. Campbell and Noris Ledesma are changing the world of exotic fruits. Be sure to check out their fruit blog, too.
FRUIT AND SPICE PARK
A must-visit when in the Florida area. Manager Chris Rollins also leads fruit tours around the world. (Click on world tours to see more.)
Andy’s Orchard is legendary amongst fruit connoisseurs. His stone fruits are the best you will ever taste – as are his dried apricots.
Hand massaged persimmons. Totally archaic and delicious.
Geneva is a living museum filled with thousands of different apples. The citrus repository at UC Riverside has nearly 1000 different types of citrus fruits. Visit them!
THE FRUIT HUNTER
It looks like I’m not the only one who knows about fruit hunters.