The Purple mangosteen, botanical name Garcinia magostana, simply referred to as mangosteen, is an ultra-tropical slow growing evergreen tree that is cultivated for its edible fruit.
Producing a rich, golden-yellow flesh with excellent texture, Butternut squash is one of the most popular varieties of hard winter squash. Butternuts are a smooth, long-necked bowling pin- or bell-shaped squash, encased with a pinkish-tan, hard rind.
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Kinkans are distinguished from other varieties of kumquats by their more rounded versus oval shape and their level of sweetness. Kinkans are entirely edible, rind, flesh and the occasional soft seeds. They have a thick, smooth, oily peel with aromatic citron fragrances and mildly sweet flavor. The fruit's flesh is not overly juicy but still very flavorful, bitter, and tart. Only by eating both the skin and flesh will its perfect sweet-tart flavor balance be experienced. The average size of a Kinkan is about one inch in diameter.
Kinkans are available in the winter through early spring.
Kinkans used to be classified as a citrus until 1915 when they were given their own Genus, Fortunella, named after horticulturist, Robert Fortune, who introduced the kumquat to Europe in 1846.