Green Matoa Fruit Plant (Pometia Pinnata)
Common Name: Fijian Longan, Taun Tree, Island Lychee, Tava, Pacific Lychee.
Botanical Name: Pometia Pinnata
General Information: Pometia Pinnata, commonly known as Fijian Longan, Taun Tree, Island Lychee, Tava, and Pacific Lychee, is a tropical fruit tree originating in Papua. The fruit earned its name because the skin color remains green when fully ripe. The fruit is reminiscent of lychee, with edible and popularly consumed pulp. The transparent, soft, and tender pulp has a distinctive taste, resembling a blend of lychee or longan with a hint of durian.
Rich in vitamins E and C, Matoa fruit contributes to skin health. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, combating free radicals that can compromise the immune system. Vitamin E is known for stress relief, stamina enhancement, fertility improvement, and reducing the risk of cancer and coronary heart disease.
Matoa fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants, providing immune support and combating viral and bacterial infections.
Health Benefits: Vitamin E in Matoa fruit plays a crucial role in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity, promoting healthy skin. Vitamins E and C in Matoa fruit may contribute to preventing coronary heart disease.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate