Small, yellow-orange fruit with gummy pulp.
Large tree to 80ft. This evergreen tree is a fast-grower and tends to flower on and off all year. Flowers have a cheese-like odor.
Hardy to the upper 20's (F).
Grows naturally in dry forests and the tree is quite drought hardy. It also makes a nice specimen near seashores due to its good salt tolerance.
By seed. Scarify seeds before planting for faster germination.
Fruits can be eaten fresh, though they are usually more popular with birds. The tree is most commonly grown for its pretty, yellow-orange heartwood. The tree was heavily logged and is now uncommon in the wild.
Native to Central America and the Caribbean. Grows quite well as an exotic in parts of southern Florida.
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