A delicious and still unknown tropical nut. The purple-black fruits are about 2-3" long with the large edible seed inside.
A large tropical evergreen tree growing to 50-60ft.
Not frost hardy.
Thrives in tropical climates, with considerable rainfall and consistently warm temperatures.
By seed. The tree is fairly difficult to propagate other ways and only a small number of named varieties exist.
The delicious nuts are edible, having a warm flavor much like that of a roasted pumpkin seed. The nuts are used in a variety of desserts, baked goods, and most commonly eaten roasted.
Native to the Philippines. The tree is not commercial grown, but the burgeoning commercial industry surrounding the nuts comes from wild collected fruit.