An excellent ornamental shrub. The pitomba produces bright orange-yellow fruit with soft, melting, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic slightly acid flavour. They are good eaten fresh or made into jelly and preserves. Taste comparable to an apricot. Very slow growing, hence suitable as a dwarf fruit tree.
It is an attractive, slow-growing tree to 20 or 30 ft (6-9 m) high, with dense foliage. The evergreen, opposite, short-petioled, oblong-lanceolate leaves, 1 to 3 in (2.5-7.5 cm) long, are glossy, dark-green on the upper surface, paler beneath. New growth is temporarily coated with bronze hairs on the underside. The long-stalked, 4-petalled, white flowers are borne singly in the leaf axils.Pitomba fruit plants in Kerala is now available in our farms.
Mature Height: 40-45 m
Harvest Time: August to November
Fruit Color: orange-yellow
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Botanical Name: Quararibea cordata