Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)
Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)
Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)
Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)

Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)

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Nanche, popularly called Nance, is a very attractive, very fast growing tropical fruiting shrub in the acerola family. Nance produces small yellow-orange fruit about the size and shape of a tropical cherry. Nance fruits have a starchy texture and are somewhat acidic but have a subtle sweetness when fully ripe.  Nance fruit can be eaten raw, fermented (chicha), juiced, distilled, candied, or prepared in deserts or carbonated drinks.

Nance is native to the tropical and subtropical Americas. In Central and South America, the Nance tree ranges from sea-level to an altitude of 6,000 ft. It is highly drought-tolerant, but not very cold hardy.  If you're planning to grow Nance in a cooler climate, over-winter indoors if possible.  Nance is very well-suited for container growing.

You may also know Byrsonima crassifolia by another of its many common names, including Changunga, Muruçi, Nanche, Nance, Chacunga, Craboo, Kraabu, Savanna Serrette and Golden Spoon.

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How to Grow Nance

Plant Type:  Tropical Fruit Tree/Shrub

Harvest Season: Leaves are the only part used and can be harvested year-round. Blooms Late Summer - Fall

Mature Size: Up to 33 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Does well in dry or moist environments. It is highly drought-tolerant. 

Exposure: Full Sun