This fruit is one of the sweetest and juiciest I’ve come across. It’s only available for a few months of the year, from about February to April. I can always tell what fruit is in season by the fruit peels found scattered along the sidewalks in town. Achotillos have a particularly interesting peel.

Appearance: small and red, it looks like a strawberry that has grown thorns

Taste: sweet and very juicy, be careful not to bite into the woody pit!

Cost: I got about 7 for $.50, that was including the yapa so around $.10/piece

How to Eat: make a slit in the red skin and peel it away from the white slimy fruit. pop the whole thing in your mouth, eat the white slimy part, and spit the woody pit out.

Enjoy!

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