Specialty Fruits

Variety of specialty fruits.

One of your key responsibilities as a produce clerk is to know the products in your department. That is particularly important with specialty fruits, because many customers know little about them, especially their tastes and culinary uses. Specialty items often appeal to customers of diverse ethnicities, so offering them broadens your customer base. As a produce specialist, it is important to familiarize yourself with the uses and flavor profiles of specialty fruits to better educate your customers and introduce them to interesting new items.

This course has the following objectives:

• Identify the top selling varieties of both conventional and organic specialty fruits.
• Describe the appearance, seasonal availability, taste profile, and uses of those specialty fruits.
• Explain quality standards as well as proper storage and handling of specialty fruits.


Course Duration: 15m

Specialty Fruits

Variety of specialty fruits.

One of your key responsibilities as a produce clerk is to know the products in your department. That is particularly important with specialty fruits, because many customers know little about them, especially their tastes and culinary uses. Specialty items often appeal to customers of diverse ethnicities, so offering them broadens your customer base. As a produce specialist, it is important to familiarize yourself with the uses and flavor profiles of specialty fruits to better educate your customers and introduce them to interesting new items.

This course has the following objectives:

• Become familiar with the top selling varieties of both conventional and Organic tropical fruit.
• Learn the appearance, seasonal availability, taste profile and uses of those tropical fruit.
• Understand quality standards as well as proper storage and handling of tropical fruit.

Course Duration: 15m