Mamoncillo growing tree of the genus Nephelium also known as Spanish lime or Limoncillo, Mamoncillo perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant, used for the edible fruits and as shade tree, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves are green ovate when the leaves start to grow in red color.
Flower color are white the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees or on the same trees.
Fruit are cover with thin skin with, color of the skin green, that pilled easily the flesh is white-pink with special structure remind little bit onion, some cultivar are easy to take off the seeds most of cultivars hard take of the seeds, the fruit taste are sweet with sour and remind the Lime with Lychee fruits the size of the fruit is 2-4 cm the shape and the color remind the lime structure, the trunk is wide, seeds also edible.
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Requirements for Mamoncillo growing and care:
2 trees: female and male, slightly acidity soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, but recommend grafting male and female on the same tree
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Grow very slow
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
No need to prune much
Size of the plant:
10-25 m, 30-75 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Flower color are white the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees or on the same tree
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, termite, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Mamoncillo fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, jams, alcohol
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken before it’s fully ripen