Show 534, July 15, 2023: Robert Schueller – The Prince of Produce. Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “VP of Produce” Part One

Robert Schueller of Melissa's World Variety Produce in the AM830 KLAA Studio

It’s Summer and time to revisit our “always in the know” resident produce authority, Robert Schueller, of Melissa’s World Variety Produce. When it comes to knowledge of the season’s best there is no better resource than Robert (also known as “The Prince of Produce.”) Robert will brief us on the newest and freshest produce items that are available right now. Contemplate the three varieties of Dragon Fruit, PinkGlow Pineapples and Yellow, Orange and Sunshine Watermelon. Hatch Pepper season (the flavorful pepper that grows in a variety of hotnesses from mild to hot) is knocking at the door in later July. Robert Schueller is our guest with a bunch of juicy Muscato Grapes in hand.

Yellow Dragon Fruit, the sweetest of all the dragon fruit varieties, has a bright yellow skin with smooth curved spines on the outside and a translucent white flesh on the inside with slightly larger but fewer edible seeds than the pink-skinned varieties.”

“When biting into the flesh of Yellow Dragon Fruit, you will get a rush of sweetness mixed with a floral juice. The fruit can be added to smoothies and smoothie bowls, made into sorbet or granita, or used for sauces, but there is no need to do anything other than just eat the fruit as-is. Peel off the inedible yellow skin and cut the dragon fruit into slices or spoon the fruit right out of the peel, as you might eat a melon.”

Show 520, April 8, 2023: Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “Prince of Produce,” with the freshest of the Spring Season Part Two

Robert Schueller of Melissa's World Variety Produce in the AM830 KLAA Studio

It’s Spring and time to revisit our resident produce authority, Robert Schueller, of Melissa’s World Variety Produce. When it comes to knowing the season’s best there is no better resource than Robert (also known as “The Prince of Produce.”) Robert will brief us on the newest produce items that are sure to be trendy this year. He’ll also discuss trends in fruits and veggies for 2023.

Yellow Dragon Fruit (now more readily available) is topping the charts for 2023. “Yellow Dragon Fruit, the sweetest of all three of the dragon fruit varieties (and Robert’s favorite,) has a bright yellow skin with smooth curved spines on the outside and a translucent white flesh on the inside with slightly larger but fewer edible seeds than the pink-skinned varieties. When biting into the flesh of Yellow Dragon Fruit, you will get a rush of sweetness mixed with a floral juice. The fruit can be added to smoothies and smoothie bowls, made into sorbet or granita, or used for sauces, but there is no need to do anything other than just eat the fruit as-is.”

Robert continues with us with a signature Pink Pineapple in hand.