June Plum (Spondias dulcis)

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June Plum, also known as Ambarella, is a gorgeous fast-growing tropical/subtropical fruit tree that bears large, oval shaped fruit. The fruit has a texture similar to apple and a light flavor combination of apple, pineapple, and mango.  June Plum is native to Polynesia and other subtropical to tropical regions and thrives in warm weather with cool (but not freezing cold) winter temperatures.  They're easy to grow in a variety of soils, as long as there's good drainage, and grow well in containers.

Mature June Plum trees are really heavy producers!  Long-stalked oval fruits dangle in bunches of a dozen or more. While still green and hard, the fruits fall to the ground, a few at a time, over a period of several weeks. As they ripen, the skin and flesh turn golden-yellow. While the fruit is still firm, the flesh is crisp, juicy and subacid, and has a somewhat pineapple-like fragrance and flavor. If allowed to soften, the aroma and flavor become musky and the flesh difficult to slice.

June Plum's can be eaten fresh out-of-hand while still green, juiced, or made into a delicious traditional applesauce like dish. With the addition of cinnamon or any other spices desired, this sauce can be slowly cooked down to a thick consistency to make a preserve very similar to apple butter. Unripe fruits can be made into jelly, pickles or relishes, or used for flavoring sauces, soups and stews.

Plant Type: 
Tropical Subtropical Deciduous Fruit Tree 

At the beginning of the dry, cool season, the leaves turn bright-yellow and fall, but the tree with its nearly smooth, light gray-brown bark and graceful, rounded branches is highly attractive during the 2-3 months that it remains bare. 

Harvest Season: 
Spring, Summer, Fall

In Hawaii, the fruit ripens from November to April; in Tahiti, from May to July. In Florida, a single tree provides a steady supply for a family from fall to midwinter, at a time when Mangoes and many other popular fruits are out of season.

Mature Size: 
Up to 30-40 ft outdoors in the home landscape.  Up to 10 ft in containers.  makes a beautiful potted fruit tree and is easy to overwinter indoors. 

Soil & Moisture: 
Grows in all types of soil as long as it is well-draining. The tree flourishes in humid tropical and subtropical areas, being only a trifle tenderer than its relative, the mango.  

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Young trees will benefit from light shade. Plant in an area where even mature trees will have some protection from harsh winds.

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable to produce within 2 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable to produce now.
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
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5 reviews
  • M
    Maria
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    June plum tree

    This is my second review for my June Plum tree because I forgot to include pictures, on the first one. I received my June Plum tree on Wednesday, the packaging of the tree is amazing the best I have seen so far., my only concern is that my tree came with no branches or leaves , Is that normal?

    Sow Exotic
    4 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words about our packaging. We understand your concern regarding your June Plum tree arriving without branches or leaves and appreciate the opportunity to provide some clarity.

    Please rest assured that what you're observing is completely normal for many types of trees, including June Plum trees, when shipped. During certain times of the year, these trees enter a dormant state to conserve energy and resources. In this dormant phase, they may shed their leaves and even appear branchless or bare as a natural part of their lifecycle, especially when preparing for transport or adjusting to a new environment.

    Dormancy is a protective mechanism that allows trees to survive unfavorable conditions. Once the tree is planted in a suitable environment and as the seasons change, it should break dormancy, sprout new leaves, and begin to grow branches. This process can vary in timing, depending on the local climate and the specific needs of the plant.

    We recommend ensuring the tree is planted according to the provided guidelines, with the right soil conditions, adequate water, and sufficient sunlight. If you have any further questions or need assistance with your tree, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team. We're here to support you every step of the way to ensure your June Plum tree thrives.

    Thank you for choosing us for your gardening needs. We look forward to hearing about your tree's growth and are here to assist with any more questions or concerns you might have.

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    samuel s.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    June Plum

    The June Plum we received was beautiful better the. We expected!! We are very happy with it the size the health even came with baby June plum fruit growing on it!!!♥️🙏 and packages very secure!! We love it Thank you oh and I’d like to note we live on the other side of the country and it showed up in mint condition and this was after they got hit with the hurricanes so happy to see everything was good to go

  • G
    Giovanni
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 minutes ago
    5 Stars

    It’s blooming and doing well!

  • M
    Maria
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    June plum tree

    Just received my June plum tree. The tree has no leaves or branches. Is that Normal?

  • E
    Elizabeth
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Great talk tree! Had lots of fruit on it!

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