In cross-section, a ripe eggfruit ($6 per pound, about $2 each) typically reveals a pair of chestnut-brown seeds, set in flesh that's often likened in texture to a hardboiled yolk. Canistel is the common name for varieties that are cultivated (or that grow wild) in Florida and Latin America; these were imported from Thailand, the vendor told me. Whatever their name or provenance, they must be untinged with green, and soft but not mushy, to show off their full flavor. Ultimately, this Christmastime purchase wasn't ready to be "unwrapped" until early in the New Year.
Near the southwest corner of Mulberry St. with Canal St., Manhattan