Plant ID forum: Trouble identifying fruiting plant

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Dec 27, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Aloha all! I recently added a new plant to my garden from a friend, but I am not sure of the variety. He thought it was possibly a Dwarf Vietnam Wei, or V apple plant. He also thought the fruit stayed green instead of changing to a red, like Mountain Apple variety plants we have here in Hawai`i.

Any help identifying would be greatly appreciated!
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Dec 28, 2016 4:39 AM CST
as also stated by janinilulu at

It is a dwarf ambarella (Spondias dulcis) I beliefs. No they're not going to be reddish, not relatives of malay apple. They stay green and bit yellow upon ripening. We called it Kedongdong. This dwarf type can set fruit continuously year long, on and off even in a container, but mostly used as ornamental, since fruits are lot smaller compared to non-dwarf ambarella (which are huge trees, with bigger and more fleshy fruits)

Dec 28, 2016 2:20 PM CST
Thanks so much for the help! I will look into more information about the dwarf ambarella.

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