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Spanish Lime Fruit Plant (Melicoccus bijugatus)

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Plant Type

Spanish Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus)

Botanical Name: Melicoccus bijugatus

Common Names: Mamoncillo, Spanish Lime, Bajan, Ackee, Genip, Guinep, Genipe, Ginepa, Kenèp, Quenepa, Quenepe, Quenette, Chenet, Skinup, Talpa Jocote, Mamón, Limoncillo, Canepa, Skinip, Kenepa, Kinnip, Huaya

General Information:

Fruit-bearing tree in the soapberry family Sapindaceae.

Large, spreading, slow-growing evergreen tree.

Height: 10 to 15 meters.

Native or naturalized across the New World tropics, including South and Central America and parts of the Caribbean.

Edible fruits are popular within the plant's native range.

Gathered from the wild and often found for sale in local markets.

Leathery skin, remains fresh for a long time, and ships well.

Juicy, aromatic, somewhat sweet with a pleasant, acid flavor.

Sweet and gelatinous pulp with a grape-like flavor.

Usually eaten out of hand; can be cooked in pies, jams, and jellies.

Fruit is up to 3cm in diameter, containing a single, occasionally two, large seeds.

Nutritional Content:

Contains calcium, beneficial for bone and teeth health.

Rich in phosphorus.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate