I am looking for this tropical fruit -- it's season in NY has started and I saw someone with it two weeks ago, but I can't find it for sale . . looking for it, esp, near chinatown in manhattan. In the past I've seen it for sale in small bunches at a street fruit stand in Queens and on the street in the carribean. It's a green fruit sold in small clusters still on the stems.
you eat it by putting it into your mouth, piercing skin with teeth, and then squeeze skin to pop inside into your mouth and then you hold it in your mouth until there's just the pit like part which you spit out.
description of the fruit from a web site:
This fruit has a rough but thin green skin with soft jelly-like flesh. The slightly tart guinep grows in bunches and are usually eaten a small bunch a time. The pulp is used, juiced with limes and/or ginger to make a refreshing drink