Fresh and Frozen ‘Ulu
We are able to offer fresh and ready-cut freezer packs of ‘ulu virtually year-round! Because our member farms grow different varieties of ‘ulu across many of Hawai‘i Island’s microclimates, our harvesting seasons are staggered throughout the year. Our strict production and quality control standards and recognition by the Hawai‘i Seals of Quality program ensure you’ll always get ‘ulu that’s fresh, food-safe, local, delicious, and kind to the ‘āina.
Don’t forget to check out our ‘Ulu Lā line of ready-to-eat Breadfruit Hummus and Breadfruit Chocolate Mousse!
Maturity StagesBreadfruit can be eaten at every development stage. As the fruit grows, each stage yields a different taste and texture profile that can be used for specific culinary purposes:
Baby – Young ‘ulu has a taste and texture similar to artichoke hearts and is ideal for pickling, marinating, or used like a firm vegetable in salads and stir-fries.
Mature – Larger but nearly as firm as baby ‘ulu, Mature fruit has a potato-like consistency and can be steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked the traditional way: roasted directly in a fire or imu!
Ripe – As ‘ulu ripens it becomes soft and sweet and can be eaten raw or used in desserts and baked goods. Ripe ‘ulu has hints of sweet potato, banana, and pineapple flavors.
We currently offer fresh, whole fruit as well as processed fruit that has been cleaned, cut, cored, steamed, and frozen. This ensures consistent, reliable, year-round availability. We offer processed fruit in the various cuts listed below to serve your foodservice needs and reduce prep time.
Fresh off our trees whole, washed, and packed. How you prepare it is up to you!
Available in Baby, Mature, and Ripe stages.
Minimally Processed Fruit
Cleaned, cut, cored, par- or fully-steamed, and individually quick frozen (IQF) to preserve freshness. This ensures consistent, reliable, year-round availability. Our processed ‘ulu is available to wholesale customers in the following convenient, time-saving cuts:
Quarters – Available in Baby, Mature, and Ripe stages. Mature fruit is available peeled or unpeeled.
Fries – Unpeeled ‘ulu is cut into 10-mm thick fries for a local twist on a classic favorite. Available in Mature stage only.
Dices – Available peeled or unpeeled in Mature stage, these 20x20-mm dices are perfect to use in salads, home fries, stews, soups, and poke.
Baker’s Ripe – Super-soft, sweet, and fragrant fruit has been scooped out of the skin, steamed, and frozen for easy incorporation into desserts, baked goods, breads, and batters.
Shipping and Delivery
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-238-8869 for the delivery schedule in your region.
- For Hawai‘i Island customers, we deliver in partnership with Adaptations Inc., Armstrong Produce, Cal-Kona Produce, and HFM FoodService.
- For Maui customers, we deliver in partnership with HFM FoodService and VIP Foodservice.
- For O‘ahu customers, we deliver in partnership with Armstrong Produce, HFM FoodService, Y Hata & Co., and ChefZone.
- For customers in other locations (other Hawaiian Islands, continental U.S.), we ship using Hawaiian Air Cargo and FedEx. Shipments are processed on Tuesdays only with same-day or next-day delivery available.