Giant Lau Lau
Large, crunchy fruit similar to the malay apple. Well flavored, although having a subtle sweet taste. Fruits are esteemed in parts of the South Pacific.
Small, fairly fast-growing tree to 10-15ft.
The giant lau-lau grows well in tropical climates, but seems to have some cold hardiness. A number of seedlings we have grown have survived temperatures to about 40F.
Trees grow well in shade or part-shade, and like moderate to heavy water as well as high humidity.
By seed, which lose their viability rapidly.
Fruits are eaten raw and sometime chilled before serving.
Native to Papua New Guinea and some South Pacific islands. Is grown throughout the South Pacific for its fruit.