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Seeking Cuban fruit at $12 apiece

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Seeking Cuban fruit at $12 apiece

Dave O. | Nov 7, 2002 10:56 PM

I just finished Susan Orlean's magnificent novel "The Orchid Thief," which has been adapted into a movie called, aptly enough, "Adaptation," from the folks behind "Being John Malkovich."

In it she describes a rare Cuban fruit called a Mamey colorado with flesh the color of brick. It sells for $12 apiece, and many farmers no longer grow it because people steal the fruits.

She also describes an exotic fruit from the Yucatan called Bullock's heart, which is olive-drab on the outside and about the size of a baseball.

Has anybody ever heard of either of these fruits? Where can one find them in NYC?

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