Spanish Lime, Quenepa (Melicoccus bijugatus)
Spanish Lime, Quenepa (Melicoccus bijugatus)

Spanish Lime, Quenepa (Melicoccus bijugatus)

Regular price $17.95
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Quenepa trees have the potential to take your tropical fruit orchard to new heights. Quenepa (Melicoccus bijugatus), Spanish Lime, or Mamoncillo is a close relative of the Lychee and Longan. This gentle giant can grow to a larger-than-life height, but can be pruned and maintained for container growth. Quenepa fruits grow in clusters with lime green rinds. People from Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, and Surinam may remember the Quenepa with a fond familiarity.

Quenepa will feel most at home in deep, calcareous soils, but is heat loving and adaptable to any suitably warm and sunny climates. Harvest the clustered, green fruits of Quenepa in late summer. Cracking open the Quenepa rinds will reward you with an orangey, glistening oasis,  quenching your thirst when you need it most.

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How to Grow Quenepa

Plant Type:  Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: June - September

Mature Size: Up to 85 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Grows well in rich or sandy soil. Water young trees regularly. Drought tolerant once established.

Exposure: Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: 10+ with frost protection in Zone 9