The Monstera grows out of the flower of the split-leaf philodendron. Native to Central America and common in the tropics, Monstera looks something like a cross between a corn on the cob and a scaly cucumber. Don't let the strange look of this exotic fruit dissuade you, though, because its taste has been described as a combination of banana, pineapple and mango. Ripe when the hexagon shaped pieces on its exterior split away from each other, enjoy the soft and creamy pulp that is high in potassium and vitamin C. Store at room temperature and don't refrigerate.

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Handling & Storage


Available late summer into fall

Also Known As

  • Mexican breadfruit
  • Ceriman
  • Pina anona

Store wrapped at 50 degrees.

  • Monstera deliciosa


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