Those who have tried the mangosteen often consider it to be one of the most delicious fruits on earth and thus, the mangosteen, garcinia mangostana, is often called the “queen of tropical fruits” throughout Southeast Asia. The mangosteen fruit is not related and is not similar in any ways to the mango fruit.
The mangosteen grows on small trees native to tropical Malaysia. The mangosteen has a tough, leathery purple rind that encloses white fruit segments. The flesh is juicy, sweet and slightly tart. The number of segments corresponds to the number of lobes at the apex of the rind.
Minimum Order: The minimum order is 10 pallets (1,120 10 lb. boxes).
Availability: Not In-Stock
Selection & Storage: The mangosteen is ripe when its outer skin is slightly soft to the touch and its purple color is fully developed. Ripe mangosteens keep well for 3 to 4 weeks in storage at 40 to 55 F (4.5-12.5 C). Longer periods cause the outer skin to toughen and the rind to become rubbery; later, the rind hardens and becomes difficult to open and the flesh turns dry.
Display: Display with other tropical fruits such as Starfruit, Mangos, Pummelo, Cherimoyas, Baby Pineapples, Papaya, Rambutan and Lychees.