How to grow Mammea americana

Mammea americana growing 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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