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Blighia sapida, Cupania sapida, Akee, Seso Vegetal, Arbre a Fricasser (Haiti)

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Blighia sapida, Cupania sapida
Family: Sapindaceae
Akee, Seso Vegetal, Arbre a Fricasser (Haiti)
Origin: West tropical Africa - Gold Coast & Ivory Coast
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Season: May fruit twice a year, heaviest crop in summer. National fruit of Jamaica. Rather large, handsome, fast growing, evergreen tree, may be kept at a reasonable height through regular pruning. When fully mature the fruit opens revealing a crisp, cream colored, glossy aril, somewhat nutty-flavored attached to large, black, shiny seeds. Fruit is poisonous until allowed to open naturally. Makes a very tasty side dish: boil for five minutes and fry in butter. The plant is somewhat hardy to light frost.

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Blighia sapida - Akee 

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Akee - rare fruit tree, hard to find National fruit...  more
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