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Veliyath Gardens

African Mammee Apple Fruit Plant (Mammea africana)

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Plant Type

Mamey Africana (Mammea Africana)

Botanical Name: Mammea africana

General Information:

Native: Western tropical Africa - southern Senegal to Cameroon, DR Congo, and Uganda, south to Angola

Type: Large evergreen tree

Height: Up to 40 m / 120 ft.

Growth Rate: Slow, successful cultivation in plantations with overhead shading

Fruit Description: Medium to large brown fruits

Firm, thick, fibrous flesh

Aromatic sweet flavor similar to apricots

Large, pale yellow to orange, globose to pear-shaped drupe with numerous small brown warts

Culinary Uses:

Whole fresh fruit is widely consumed.

The pulp is processed into juice and jam.

The flower is used to make flavored liquor.

Traditional Medicine:

All parts of the plant have applications in traditional medicine.

Used for the treatment of skin diseases, fever, inflammation, and as an insect repellent.

Health Benefits:

The thick, fibrous flesh is nutrient-rich.

Provides essential vitamins and minerals.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate