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Chrysobalanus icaco, Cocoplum, Paradise Plum

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 Chrysobalanus icaco
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Cocoplum, Paradise Plum
Origin: Central America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Paradise Plum is found near sea beaches and inland throughout the tropical Americas and the Caribbean, including Cuba, southern Florida, and the Bahamas. Easy care shrub that is used often as ornamental or a hedge; it produces edible fruit.

The mature fruits are 1 to 2 inches in length and ovoid or globular. The thin skin of the fruit varies from pinkish white, to red, to purplish black. The white, cottony pulp adheres to the single large ridged seed and is somewhat insipid in taste. The cocoplum is generally stewed with sugar after the skins have been removed. It can also be used for jelly and jam, and the seeds can be roasted as nuts.

The plant is highly tolerant of salt, so it is often planted to stabilize beach edges and prevent erosion.


 Chrysobalanus icaco, Cocoplum, Paradise Plum

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Chrysobalanus icaco, Cocoplum, Paradise Plum

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Cocoplum. Easy care shrub that is used often as ornamental or a hedge; it produces edible fruit. The mature fruits are 1 to 2 inches in length and ovoid or globular. The thin skin of the fruit varies from pinkish white, to red, to purplish black. The white, cottony pulp adheres to the single large ridged seed and is somewhat insipid in taste. The cocoplum is generally stewed with sugar after the skins have been removed. It can also be used for jelly and jam, and the seeds can be roasted as nuts.
The plant is highly tolerant of salt, so it is often planted to stabilize beach edges and prevent erosion.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster

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Couepia polyandra, Olosapo

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Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Olosapo
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEdible

Small or medium sized tree. Fairly drought resistant, grow in full sun.

Propagation: By seed, which take up to six years to fruit.

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple
Origin: Mexico to Panama
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdible

The sansapote grows wild in dense forests from southern Mexico to Panama, on both coasts, and also in northern Colombia. This handsome tree is erect, stately, reaching 100 to 160 ft (30-50 m) in height; has a rounded crown of thick branches, heavily foliaged, and dark purplish or brown bark. Fruits take 9-12 months to mature. It blooms with whitish flowers from July to September and the fruits ripen next year from August to December. The fruit is large, 5-8", brown skinned with orange yellow pulp having a sweet flavor and is eaten raw. Trees are not very hardy and don't do well outside of warm tropical climates, free of frost. Rarely grown commercially although fruits are sometimes available in local markets. Propagated by seed.


 Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus, Moquilea platypus, Licania michauxii, Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple

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Licania platypus - Sunsapote, Monkey apple

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Sunsapote, Monkey apple, Gopher Apple. The Sansapote grows wild in dense forests from southern Mexico to Panama. Fruits take 9-12 months to mature. It blooms with whitish flowers from July to September and the fruits ripen next year from August to December. The fruit is large, 5-8", brown skinned with orange yellow pulp having a sweet flavor and is eaten raw. Trees are not very hardy and don't do well outside of warm tropical climates, free of frost. Rarely grown commercially although fruits are sometimes available in local markets. Propagated by seed.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
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Licania tomentosa, Oiti

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Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Oiti
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEdible
 Licania tomentosa, Oiti

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Parinari curatellifolia, Mupundu, Mobola Plum, Parinari

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 Parinari curatellifolia
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Mupundu, Mobola Plum, Parinari
Origin: West Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Parinari curatellifolia is an evergreen tropical tree of Africa, found in various kinds of deciduous woodland most frequently in poorly drained areas and inland at moderate altitudes. It is also known as Mupundu or Mobola Plum after the fruit, which is considered tasty and causes the tree to be spared when woodland is cleared for cultivation.

It grows in the Guinea Savanna region of West Africa from Senegal across to Chad and then in seasonal woodland across the Equator through Kenya and the eastern side of the continent in deciduous Miombo woodland inland to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known fruit has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare. The main value of the tree is the delicious fruit, which appears early in the dry season and can be harvested over 3 or more months. It is used a snack and the kernel has a high oil content. The crushed pulp of the fruit is an ingredient in drinks and since it ferments well, is often used to make alcoholic drinks as well.


 Parinari curatellifolia, Mupundu, Mobola Plum, Parinari

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Parinari curatellifolia - seeds

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Parinari curatellifolia is an evergreen tropical tree of Africa, found in various kinds of deciduous woodland most frequently in poorly drained areas and inland at moderate altitudes. It is also known as Mupundu or Mobola Plum after the fruit, which is considered tasty and causes the tree to be spared when woodland is cleared for cultivation.
It grows in the Guinea Savanna region of West Africa from Senegal across to Chad and then in seasonal woodland across the Equator through Kenya and the eastern side of the continent in deciduous Miombo woodland inland to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known fruit has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare. The main value of the tree is the delicious fruit, which appears early in the dry season and can be harvested over 3 or more months. It is used a snack and the kernel has a high oil content. The crushed pulp of the fruit is an ingredient in drinks and since it ferments well, is often used to make alcoholic drinks as well.

It is also used for faith healing by some indigenous churches in Zimbabwe.
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