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Purple Matoa Fruit Plants (Pometia Pinnata)

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Common Names: This fruit tree is known by several common names, including Fiji Longan, Taun Tree, Island Lychee, Tava, and Pacific Lychee.

Botanical Name: Pometia Pinnata.

Origin: The tree originates from Papua and is often associated with regions in the South Pacific.

Fruit Characteristics: The fruit is similar to lychee and longan, with edible flesh. When ripe, the skin of the fruit turns purple. The fruit has a unique flavor, combining elements of lychee and longan, with a hint of durian.

Nutritional Benefits: Pometia Pinnata is rich in vitamins E and C. These vitamins have various health benefits, including acting as antioxidants to combat free radicals that can harm the immune system. Vitamin E is also known to help reduce stress, increase stamina, improve fertility, and reduce the risk of certain health conditions such as cancer and coronary heart disease. Moreover, vitamin E plays a role in maintaining healthy skin by improving hydration and elasticity.

Bloom Time/Fruiting: The tree typically begins to produce fruit within 2 to 3 years of planting.

Maintenance Required: The maintenance level for cultivating Pometia Pinnata is considered moderate.

Planting and Care

Lowland humid tropics, mean annual temperature ranges between 22 - 28°c, prefers a deep, rich, moist soil and a position in full sun or light shade, variety of soils in its native range:- on limestone, clayey, sandy or loamy soils, mostly in dryland forest, occasionally in freshwater swamps.

Special Feature

The content of vitamin C present has antioxidant benefits which in turn strengthen the immune system. The content of vitamin E on matoa fruit can also help relieve stress, increase endurance, improve fertility and minimise the risk of developing cancer and coronary heart disease. Vitamin E in the fruit matoa also has an important role in maintaining healthy skin by maintaining and improving skin moisture and elasticity.


Matoa fruit can be eaten raw, used in beverages or preserved in syrups.