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Mamoncillo

Melicoccus bijugatus

a.k.a. Spanish Lime, Genip

Translucent fleshed fruit with a flavor sharing a mild resemblance to the lychee.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Mamoncillo. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in April 2016.

Description

Slow growing tree to 80ft.

Hardiness

It grows best in tropical regions, but can survive brief temperature drops to the 30's.

Growing Environment

It is drought tolerant and grows in seaside climates. Trees are both male, female, and hermaphroditic.

Propagation

By seed, although better selections are air layered.

Uses

Usually eaten fresh.

Native Range

Native to Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

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