The quenepa is a tree-grown fruit found in a gigantic swath of the tropics: From Florida to Mexico it grows, and across the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is my favorite fruit, by far, because it is a bit like candy. That is why kids adore it, as do virtually all adults who grew up with it, as I did in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Julio Ojeda-Zapata

In the English-speaking Caribbean ( West Indies ) where I grew up this fruit is known as guinep; a tasty treat sold at the market. On weekends my mom would return from her shopping trip with a bunch. My brothers and I would eat the bunch as quickly as they were handed to us. The last time I ate guinep was in 1998 in Antigua.

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