Still in Tropical Fruits, but off towards the back end of it, are the citrus sellers from Bolívar and Los Ríos. The centre picture is Don Valencia, who represents the largest collective of juicing orange growers in the county of Caluma (which is famous for its oranges.) Don Valencia sells Washington, Valencia, Seville, and Ice oranges, large juicing mandarines, and white grapefruits. Sellers from the orange growing areas make a 4-6 hour drive in 20 tonne trucks to make it to the Sunday Market, through one of the world's two highest-altitude road passes. They'll often nap while other family members take care of sales.
(Los Ríos) (Bolívar)
Orange sellers in this area sell their produce to commercial juice producers and restaurants in crates ($20 each) and sacks ($10), and to families in smaller bags of $1-2.
I also missed showing you the guanabanas (soursops) - these cost between $3-5 depending on size, and sellers always have one fruit open for buyers to try before they commit to such a large purchase. Also in this area are more obscure tropical fruits like the Borojó (foreground of the middle photo), which comes from the deeper Amazon. This same vendor also has mangoes and cherimoya (custard apples).
This video gives an elevated view into tropical fruits. It's not piled as high as it has been in previous weeks - we're approaching the end of watermelon season and coconut season hasn't quite started yet.