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Red Nance Fruit Plants (Byrsonima Crassifolia)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Nance Fruit Tree, Also commonly referred to as Golden Spoon, Yellow Cherry, or Golden Cherry. Varieties include Hogberry, Red Nance, or Nanche.

Botanical Name: Byrsonima Crassifolia.

General Information: Native to Central and South America. Found growing from the southern tip of Mexico through the Pacific side of Central America and into Peru and Brazil.

Nance fruits grow in clusters on large shrubs. The rare variety, Nance Red, matures from green to yellow-red. The fruit has an oily white pulp that surrounds 1 to 3 small inedible white seeds. Nance fruits have a starchy texture and are somewhat sweet and acidic when fully ripe. The aroma of the pulp is described as "soap-like" due to its high oil content.

Health Benefits:

Nance fruits are high in Vitamin C. They also contain minerals like Calcium and Phosphorus. The fruits are a good source of dietary fiber.

Unrepented Nance fruit and the bark contain Tannins and Oxalic acid. Nance fruit is rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and other antioxidants.

These components help reduce the risk of serious health conditions like cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Nance fruit is also a good source of Manganese.

Cultivation Details:

Blooming Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years.

Maintenance Required: Moderate.

Planting and Care

Valued for their drought resistant properties, the trees thrive in both tropical and subtropical climates and prefer sandy and rocky soils. It is highly drought-tolerant, but not very cold hardy.

Special Feature

Nance is loaded with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, thiamine, Vitamin E, riboflavin, pathogenic acid, niacin, folate, and manganese. The fruit is an excellent source of soluble dietary fibre, protein, iron, fat, carotene, and phosphorus.


Nance fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. When preserved in syrup or brine, its texture has been compared to that of an olive.