Round-oval, soft, yellow colored fruit, usually 2-4" in diameter with a sweet and pleasant white translucent pulp.
Medium to large-sized tree from 30-120ft. Fruits generally ripen in March and April. Mature trees may produce anywhere from 100-1000 fruits a year.
Tropical, less hardy than the canistel and sapodilla.
Needs a year-round moist and warm climate for good growth. Enjoys wet soil.
Almost always by seeds, which germinate quickly when fresh. Seedling trees show considerable variation in fruit growth. Fruiting from seed can be expected in 3+ years. Grafting and air-layering are used to propagate superior strains.
The fruits are mostly eaten fresh and occasionally used in ice creams. Unripe fruits contain a gummy latex.
Native to the Amazon headwaters and eastern slopes of the Andes mountains. Now found wild throughout much of Amazonia. It is not usually grown commercially, but is a common dooryard tree in the backyards and city streets of many Brazilian towns.
Satin Leaf Tree
|Chrysophyllum soboliferum (Pradosia brevipes)|
|Manilkara bidentata, Mimusops balata
|Pouteria obovata (Lucuma obovata)
Giant Miracle Fruit