Fruit People

Sugar Cane Box


Saccharum officinarum, better known as Sugarcane, is a type of perennial grass which commonly grows to heights of 12 feet.  Sugarcane is native to Southeast Asia where it has been farmed for over 4,000 years.  The edible part of this remarkable plant are the thick stalks which account for 80% of all of the world’s produced sugar.  On an industrial scale, sugar is extracted from sugarcane at specialized factories.  Other less technical processes involve the use of a manual or electric press, which squeezes the sugarcane flat, while collecting the resulting sugarcane juice.

However, many fruit enthusiasts who simply want to enjoy some delicious sugarcane are easily able to do so by simply cutting or tearing off the layer of husk which surrounds each stalk, and then cutting the inner section of the stalk in half or into more manageable strips, depending on the thickness of the stalk. Place the end of the cut section of sugarcane in your mouth and using your back teeth, carefully, but firmly, bite down on the cane while sucking the sugarcane juice from the stalk.  The sugar is in the juice and the fiber of the sugarcane stalk itself is not consumed and is spit out and discarded.

Sugarcane is also commonly used to make delicious swizzle sticks for coffee, cocktails and fruit drinks, by cutting the stalk into long strips.

We grow and harvest some organic green sugarcane right here in Miami, while the majority of our sugarcane is sourced locally from partners and niche growers with similar ethical and sustainable growing practices.  We offer both red and green varieties, both types make for an absolutely delicious and memorable experience.


Why our fruits are the best:

Our fruits are allowed to grow on the trees further into the growing season to allow proper fruit development for optimal flavor, vitamin and nutrient content.  Our fruits are picked from our own rare tropical fruit trees, from the trees of our local partners, collectors, and sourced internationally from sustainable organic niche farmers.  Follow us on Instagram @Fruitpeople_com

Please Note:  We are currently unable to ship this product to the following state(s): California.  This is in compliance with restrictions placed by the respective Department(s) of Agriculture regarding the importation and shipment of various tropical fruits, due to the potential ecological impact of the possible introduction of various foreign fruit fly species upon Agricultural Infrastructure within the listed state(s).  Please check out our other products as this restriction does not apply to all fruits & produce.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience! 

Pre-Orders will ship in the order they are received, as soon as the fruit is in season and ready to be picked.

  • Small Box contains approximately 4-7 pounds of Sugarcane. 
  • Medium Box contains approximately 10-18 pounds of Sugarcane. 
  • Large Box contains approximately 20-30 pounds of Sugarcane. 

Box weight and amounts vary depending on fruit type, volume and density.  All boxes are shipped with sustainably produced biodegradable packing material instead of Styrofoam or bubble wrap.  See our Shipping Guide for more information pertaining to our shipping schedule.

Please be mindful of estimated delivery times for orders, as prolonged package exposure to outdoor weather conditions, such as snow or extreme heat, will affect perishable produce.

All boxes are assembled and shipped starting on Monday of the week following your purchase.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order to be shipped for any product which is in season.  Pre-Orders will ship the following season for each respective fruit type, see details below.


When one of our fruits is not currently in season, or has sold out, we highly recommend placing Pre-Orders. Placing a Pre-Order of our rare and premium tropical fruits reserves your Box for the following season. When supply is low and demand is high, Pre-Orders are shipped first. Pre-Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received for each type of fruit. Your Pre-Order is shipped as soon as the fruits are in season and ready to be picked. Some fruits have only one season per year, others have multiple seasons.  Please refer to our Fruit Seasons Guide for more information. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious and sensational fruits!

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