A cutaway view of a ripe canistel — it should be untinged with green, and very soft — suggests the origin of another moniker, eggfruit. The inside has the color of a cooked yolk, though the texture and flavor are closer to the filling of an egg tart. Two or three large brown seeds are camouflaged by the sweet flesh.
This canistel was the kind gift of Maggie Nesciur, who also harvested jackfruits, passion fruits, star fruits, and many other fruits, then transported them to the market by driving (not flying) from the vicinity of Homestead, Florida.
Also shown, from Ms. Nesciur's more common stomping grounds in the temperate Northeast: bluecrop blueberries; orleans and ananas reinettes, heirloom apples whose flavors hint at orange and pineapple respectively.
Frequently landing at the New Amsterdam Market, South St. between Beekman St. and Peck Slip, Manhattan