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Yellow Mombin Fruit plant (Spondias mombin)

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Plant Type

Yellow Mombin (Spondias mombin)

Common Names: Spanish plum, Hog plum

Botanical Name: Spondias mombin

Common Names in Different Regions:

Brazil: Cajá or Taperebá.

Mexico and Ecuador: Ciruela amarilla.

Central America: Jobo.

North America: Hog plum or Yellow mombin.

General Information:

Native to moist lowland forests from southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil, and in many West Indies.

Reaches a maximum height of about 10 to 15 m.

Small ovoid drupe (3 to 5 cm long).

Thin yellow skin with a sour-sweet taste.

Culinary Uses:

Ripe fruits eaten fresh or stewed with sugar.

Juice used for ice cream, cool beverages, and jelly.

Some fruits made into jam and preserves.

Nutrient Content:

Rich in carotenoids (pro-vitamin A).

Provides about one-third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A.


Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate