Loxahatchee, Fla.—Kenari Groves has been growing jackfruit for over a decade. Owner, Rose Khin grows several different types that ripen throughout the year. Jackfruit is the flavor behind juicy fruit gum and it can grow as large as 100 pounds. Khin’s biggest was 82 pounds in 2008.
You don’t have to buy such a big fruit because they grow in all sizes starting at just one pound.
"I pick it right from the tree for you. Only when people come, I cut," she said, with a smile, during a recent visit.
Kenari Grove does not ship fruit or deliver so if you want one of these tasty jackfruit you'll have to book an appointment and travel to their grove in Loxahatchee, Fla.
Khin will help you learn ways to store the fruit. If you are not satisfied she will replace it.
There is a silver lining to this style of sourcing. The price per pound will be lower that at markets and the fruit will be a lot fresher.
Khin grows many other types of tropical and sub-tropical fruit but you'll need to call to find out what fruit is in season and what’s the price.
Her phone number is (561) 313-7202
You can also find out more about them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KenariGroves