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chutney Sep 6, 2010 09:20 AM

anyone spotted dragonfruit around s.f. area?

  1. achefsbest Sep 6, 2010 05:25 PM

    I've seen it at Monterey Market and I recently saw some at Ranch 99 in El Cerrito. I agree, the ones with the red flesh insides are tastier than the ones with white fleshed insides. But how to tell them apart without cutting into one, I do not know.

    1. wolfe Sep 6, 2010 12:40 PM

      I tasted some dried at Trader Joe's. They looked liked little deflated basketballs and had no taste. Did not buy.

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        blexo Sep 6, 2010 11:27 AM

        I bought one at the Bowl a couple of weeks ago. Cost = $6. Pretty disappointing at any price.

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          Robert Lauriston Sep 6, 2010 02:20 PM

          I've read that the less common (here) red-fleshed varieties have more flavor.

        2. Robert Lauriston Sep 6, 2010 09:36 AM

          Phan Farms at the Berkeley and SF Civic Center farmers markets has them in season.

          So does Berkeley Bowl. The one I bought a few years ago was virtually flavorless.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/432036

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            chutney Sep 6, 2010 09:47 AM

            thanks robert - will check them out on wednesday....

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