Green-yellow skinned fruit looking like a small guava. Pulp is sweet and high in vitamins.
Small to medium sized tree up to 40ft tall. Flowers in early summer, followed by a long fruiting season lasting up to six months.
Somewhat frost hardy.
Grows well in poor soils, or hot, dry climates.
Eaten fresh or used to make juices, ices, liqueurs and sweets.
Native to hot, dry Southern and Western savanna regions of Brazil. Rarely cultivated, except as a dooryard tree, but highly esteemed throughout its natural range.