Native to Central America and northern South America. Harvested in Florida December- March. Typical size is 3-5 inches in diameter. Allow to ripen at room temperature until soft, about 3-10 days. Flesh is yellow to yellow orange, creamy and sweet. Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated 1-2 days. Good source of vitamin A and niacin, fair source of vitamin C, calcium iron and phosphorus. Use fresh and in ice cream and desserts.