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Yellow Mombin

Spondias mombin

a.k.a. Hog Plum, Spanish Plum

Small, 1-1.5" long yellow fruit with juicy translucent acidic pulp of varying flavor and a large seed.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Description

A medium-large sized tree to 60ft.

Hardiness

The yellow mombin is fairly adaptable to both dry and wet tropical zones but will not succeed in areas that receive frost.

Growing Environment

Not available.

Propagation

By seed and cuttings.

Uses

Fruits are juicy so they are often eaten as thirst quenchers. Occasionally the yellow mombin is used to flavor drinks and ice creams.

Native Range

Native to throughout Central America and the Caribbean, from southern Mexico to Brazil. Has naturalized in some parts of Africa. It is rarely cultivated.

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