Akee Apple Tree (Blighia sapida)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Other: Fruit is poisonous unless prepared correctly.
Containers: Not suitable for containers

This is about the size of a regular pear.

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Posted by Dutchlady1 (Sunny Naples, Florida - Zone 10a) on Aug 7, 2014 10:49 AM

This fruit is edible only when prepared correctly. 'Ackee and Saltfish' is the National Dish of Jamaica.

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