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Red Mombin

Spondias purpurea

a.k.a. Purple Mombin

Dark red fruit about 1-2 around, with very juicy sub acid pulp.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Red Mombin. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in February 2012.

Description

A medium-large sized tree to 30-40ft. There is a yellow fruiting form.

Hardiness

The red mombin is somewhat tender and will not stand freezing temperatures. It will weather short frosts.

Growing Environment

Protect from winds, salt-spray, provide good drainage and fertilize several times a year.

Propagation

By seed and cuttings. The red mombin is easily grown from large hardwood cuttings and they are often used for a living fence.

Uses

Eaten fresh or used to make preserves.

Native Range

Native to tropical America.

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