Finger limes can best be described as citrus caviar. Juice bursts from the tiny pearls when bitten, resulting in a fresh-sour taste.
This gigantic lemon is very special! Etrog lemons are sometimes 5 times larger than normal lemons. The distinctive thick skin is yellow and fragrant with a thick white mesocarp underneath and the flesh is light green. Etrog plays an important ritual role in the Jewish feast of tabernacles.
Sharon fruit is a cheerful, orange fruit with sweet, juicy flesh and a fairly firm skin. It's a brother of kaki fruit, but flatter. However, you can only eat kaki fruit when the fruit is nicely ripened, but you don't have to wait for that with sharon fruit, they are always delicious! Sharon fruit also looks a bit like an orange tomato, but with a taste that resembles an apricot or mango.
The mango has many varieties and is therefore available in many different flavors and shapes. Keith and Kent mangoes are the most famous. Most mangoes are picked unripe and are ripened at the destination, but there are also so-called tree-ripened mangoes. The growers take some more time prior to harvesting as these mangoes ripen in their natural environment on the tree. As a result these mango’s have the perfect smell, texture & taste. Besides that they are full of vitamins and other nutritions. In our opinion, these mangoes are the tastiest.
Medjoul dates are the fruits of the date palm that are dried after harvesting. A Medjoul date is the king of dates and a delicious treat. They are bigger, softer and more flavorful than most dates.
Lychees have a red, firm skin. During ripening, the lychee changes color from pink-red to red-brown and when it is ripe, you can peel the fruit and a delicious, glassy white fruit appears with a seed in it. Lychees are juicy and deliciously sweet in taste.
The mango has many varieties and appears in many different flavours and shapes. The most famous mango’s are Keith and Kent mangoes. But Tommy Atkins, Palmer, Aya and Shelley are also delicious varieties. It takes a while till the unripe mango could be eaten. Fortunately, that is the reason why Bud Holland sells ready to eat mangoes! These Readylicious® mangoes are delicious right away. They are grown, transported and pampered according to the Ripe & Ready method.
This beautiful, scaly cactus fruit is one of the pitahaya brothers; also called “dragon fruit”. The inside of the pitahaya consist of red, slightly sweet and aromatic pulp. The seeds provide a tasty, crunchy texture.
This citrus fruit looks a bit like a green grapefruit but is slightly larger and a lot sweeter. The Sweetie has a thick green-yellow skin and the flesh has a light yellow color. The taste is very sweet and owes it the name Sweetie.
Orri's are famous and very tasty mandarins (according to many even the best!), which originated from a selection of the very best mandarins. This makes Orris simply irresistible, with its delicious, juicy flesh and a sweet taste. Orri is virtually seedless and is a good variety to extend the season of easy-peelers.
A limequat is essentially a cross between a kumquat and a lime. You can eat this small, green citrus fruit with the skin and all and the taste is just like you are used to from a regular lime: sour and a bit bitter.
Kumquats are small citrus fruits that can be eaten in whole even the skin! The taste of the skin is sweet, slightly bitter and is delicious in combination with the sour pulp. Cut them into slices for a salad or eat them as a healthy snack.
Grapefruit is a cross between a grapefruit and an pomelo. For those who appreciate a bit of bitterness, the grapefruit is a delicious piece of fruit. The citrus fruit has a yellow to orange-coloured skin with a pink blush and the flesh is red, pink or white.
Buddha hand (also called Buddha fingers) is a special name for a special looking fruit. A kind of lemon 'gone wild'. It has a sweet, lemony aroma and no juice or pulp. The mild-tasting white part of the Buddha hand is not bitter, unlike most citrus fruits.
The immensely popular avocado with its creamy flesh and slightly nut-like taste is a true friend to everyone. But it sometimes takes a while before you can enjoy this pleasure . Fortunately, we have Readylicious® avocados. These avocados are delicious from right away. They are ready to eat and therefor to enjoy today. That's because they have been grown, transported and pampered according to our Ripe & Ready concept.
Thyme consist of a sprig with tiny, delicious smelling leaves. Due to this fresh scent, thyme is widely used in the soap industry and also processed into cough syrup. However, thyme tastes best in soups, sauces and pasta!
Sage is an herb with soft leaves. The color of the leaves are silver-green and feel velvety soft. The taste of sage is typical and unique and therefore difficult to describe. It can best be described as warm, spicy and slightly bitter.
One of the advantages of rosemary is that it does not lose its taste quickly, so you can easily cook it in dishes without losing flavour. Rosemary smells wonderfully fresh and herbal and is popular in the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
Mint is a well-known herb that is popular due to its menthol flavour and wonderful scent. For example, mint is often used to make mint tea and is widely used in desserts. It also tastes delicious in all kinds of oriental, savoury dishes.
Marjoram is also called “real marjoram”. It is a herb that is often used to prepare sausages. And for that reason, the herb also has the nickname “sausage herb”. It is a regular ingredient in the traditional Turkish cuisine and has a slightly bitter and strong taste.
Coriander: you hate it, or you love it. One person cannot get enough of it, while the other thinks it tastes like soap. How this is possible, seems to be determined in our genes. For coriander lovers the herb has a typically fresh and still sweet flavour.
Tarragon is one of the most popular herbs worldwide. It has elongated leaves that taste like anise. It is an indispensable ingredient in the French cuisine. It is also famous for the fact that tarragon is the main ingredient of Béarnaise sauce.
Back in the days, lemon thyme was used as a natural air freshener because of its delicious, fresh lemon scent. The taste is similar to that of regular thyme, but with a hint of lemon. You can make delicious lemon tea of the lemon thyme.
Lemon balm is a lemon smelling and tasting plant that mainly occurs in Southern Europe. The taste and aroma of lemon makes this herb extremely suitable for a delicious herbal tea. It is said that lemon balm can have a calming effect and help people who have trouble falling asleep.
Basil is a popular herb. This wonderfully smelling herb plays the leading role in the Italian cuisine. It's name can be found in ancient Greek, where it means something like “the king of herbs” and for a good reason!
Samphire does not grow in the sea, but in the transition zone of salt water and land. The tubular, green stems have a fine, salty taste which makes it an ideal product to make dishes with fish, shellfish or crustaceans.
This spicy pepper is one of the hotter peppers. Habanero peppers can be red, yellow and orange coloured. They look a bit like a mini capsicums in shape, but it's better not to mix these two up ?
The shallot is a famous onion variety known for its refined taste. The difference with the onion is that they taste sweeter and finer. A shallot is small and oval shaped and has a red skin. Warning... With shallots you have an even bigger chance of tears while chopping...