How to grow Mammea americana

Mammea americana grow and care – tree of the genus Mammea also known as Mammee apple, Mammea americana perennial evergreen plant edible fruit and also used as ornamental americanantal attract pollinator plant and shade tree, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green glossy in ovate to elliptic shape.

Flower color white with brown-yellow inner (stamens) flowers grow on mature stems.

Mammea americana fruits

Fruit color orange from the inside and the peal is brown, there is big seed inside in brown color and the taste remind orange with apricot

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How to grow Mammea americana growing and care:

Slightly acid, rich soil, moist soil, more than 5C, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in order to get better fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
10-20 m, 30-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White with brown-yellow inner (stamens) flowers grow on mature stems

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Mammea americana fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Mammea americana

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13