The quenapa, or Spanish lime, will be in season starting in the spring. The season lasts throughout the summer and into the fall, depending on the cultivator.
Quenapa grows in tropical areas, and are small green fruits. When the fruit is peeled, a gel-like, peach-colored filling is exposed. The fruit can be eaten raw, but is also included in many dessert sauces. Quenapa can aid in weight loss, as the fruit is free of cholesterol and is low in calories. The seed of the quenapa is edible and is often cooked and eaten like chestnuts. Quenapa fruit must be eaten when it is fully ripened; otherwise, the fruit is toxic.