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Biriba

Rollinia deliciosa

a.k.a. Rollinia

Soft, yellow-skinned fruit similar in appearance to many of the Annona's but with more prominent spikes. The flesh is white to translucent, juicy, with an excellent sweet flavor. Biriba's are rarely found outside of their native regions as the fruit blackens and spoils rather quickly.

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Description

Fast growing tree from 10-40ft in height.

Hardiness

It grows naturally in warm, wet regions of the tropics and will not survive freezing temperatures. Its northern limit is probably extreme South Florida.

Growing Environment

Biriba's often grow in areas that are flooded for parts of the year so it will tolerate very wet soils. Grow in full sun.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

The fruits are eaten fresh out of hand.

Native Range

Native to the Brazilian-Peruvian Amazon, but its range now spreads throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. It is rarely if ever grown commercially, but is often found cultivated on a small scale in the American tropics.

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