This tropical tree grows to a height of about 15 ft (4.5 m)
bears clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by orange-red
fruit in summer.
The fruit, among the sweetest and most delicious of all tropical
fruit, are similar to lychees but with a translucent flesh of more
delicate flavor, encased in a skin covered in long, soft prickles.
Flowering colors: White
Flowering season: Spring
Cultivation: Full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil
plenty of compost and well-rotted manure is important.
Continue using manure annually.
These trees can be propagated from seed, although propagation by
grafting is generally preferred for named varieties.