A torpedo-shaped, 5-sided fruit native to Ecuador, 8-12 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. The edible skin turns from green to golden yellow as the fruit ripens. Babaco are juicy, seedless and taste like a cross between a pineapple, papaya and strawberry.
Season: available year-round
How to store: Ripen at room temperature in a brown paper bag. Refrigerate ripe fruit and use quickly.