SPONDIAS CYTHÊREA - GOLDEN APPLE.|
Polynesian plum, jew plum, kedondong, kedongdong, cajamanga, golden apple, pomme de cythère, ambarella, Pommier de cythere, Otaheite apple, Tahitian quince, Goldpflaume, Süsse Balsampflaume, Cítara, Jobo de la India, Tamagonoki, Cóc.
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family).
Golden apple is originally from Tahiti but grows abundantly in Suriname.
Golden apple is a fast growing tropical tree up to a height of 75' and has pinnately-compound leaves.
The small inconspicuous white flowers grow in clusters.
The fruit is oblong, yellow-orange and considered a good source of vitamin C (40 mg / 100 g edible fruit).
The pineapple-like flavor varies from sweet to acid.
The flat seeds are in a tough prickly core.
The dwarf golden apple stays small and bears fruit in 12 months.
This one is very suitable as a container plant and can be kept indoors or in the glasshouse in winter.
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Full sun / light shade, well drained / moist soil.
Plant in frost free, moist areas.
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