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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Requirements for 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:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for desgin
Size of the plant?
10-20 m, 30-60 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White with brown-yellow inner (stamens) flowers grow on mature stems
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?