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.