Starfruit gets its name from its five pointed star shape when cut. There are two types of star fruit sweet and tart. The tar is smaller and mianly used for cooking. It has a lemony flavor.

Sweet – summer to late winter
Tart – late summer to midwinter

Look for large, plump, firm, crispy, shiny, well-shaped starfruit. Unripe green fruit can be ripened at room temperature into a glowing gold. Avoid brown spots or excessively green fruit.

Cover in a container and ripen at room temperature untill the starfruit is a godlen yellow. Refregirate for up to a week.

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