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Cocoplum Fruit Plants (Chrysobalanus Icaco)

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Common Names: Paradise Plum, Icaco

Botanical Name: Chrysobalanus Icaco

General Information: An evergreen tree or bush native to tropical Africa, tropical Americas, and the Caribbean.

Often planted as an ornamental shrub due to its appearance and manageable size. Cocoplum fruit is white, mature, and plum-sized. It has a somewhat acidic, bittersweet flavor.

It can be consumed raw or used to make preserves. The plant's seed is also edible and has a high oil content with a nutty but somewhat bland flavor.

Nutritional Content:

Cocoplums contain high levels of lipoprotein cholesterol. Considered a fantastic source of nutrients and the best fruit for preventing cancer.

Benefits include building cell membranes, combatting cancer, reducing the risk of heart attack, improving vision, promoting skin health, and supporting healthy bones.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Coco plum is tolerant to windy conditions, salt spray and drought. It needs full to partial sun to thrive, and dislikes deep-shade and extended exposure to wet conditions.

Special Feature

Cocoplum is considered the best fruit for preventing cancer and it contains excellent sources of nutrients that improve the health of the heart and eyes. Rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, it is helpful for the skin. They are equally rich in fiber which encourages digestion and alleviates constipation. Vitamin K which is essential for keeping bones healthy and correcting weak bones in the body is also present.


The seed of the plant is edible as it has high oil content and a nutty flavor. This fruit is also used to make jams and jellies.