Medium sized tree, to 50 feet (15 m) tall. Leaves are alternate and compound, with 2-3 pairs of leaflets. New leaves are reddish. Usually dioecious. Flowers are small and whitish, and occur in terminal clusters. Fruits are ovoid, yellowish, and about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The pulp is whitish or cream colored, with one large seed.
The fruit is consumed fresh and used to make juices and jams. The seeds are eaten roasted.
Propagation is by seed or air layer.