by Francisco G. Gómez
As of late Raíces has received a number of e-mails requesting information on how to obtain guanábana. Here in the tristate area it is rather difficult to find this miracle fruit, this is because guanábana naturally grows in the tropics. Guanábana is cultivated in places like Puerto Rico, Hawaii, South America and a number of other very warm locations around the world.
Soursop thrives in temperatures 70 to 90 degrees fahrenheit and becomes really distressed as temperatures descend below that. So as one can deduce, transportation from tropical countries to temperate or very cold areas of the globe take time, hence rapid decomposition of the fruit. Nevertheless, there are several locations that find a way to get the fruit to market in New York. It is also possible to buy guanábana online.
Below I have listed a number of places where you may be able to buy guanábana. I have also provided online sites that sell the fruit. I suggest that you call these markets first before you make the trip to New York. Along with these sources I have also included a website that gives you lots of information about the fruit. Good luck on your search.
The Met Food in Jackson Heights 7610 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372 – (718) 424-1889
3900 Broadway, New York City, NY 10031
1102 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone number (718) 919-0197