Botanical Name: Gustavia augusta
A medium-sized tree with a straight trunk that is often unbranched, with just one cluster of leaves at the top of the trunk like a palm. Leaves are very large. Fruit ellipical, green to brown; pulp is yellowy orange; 2-20 seeds/fruit. Pulp eaten roasted or boiled, mixed with rice. The tree is used as wood for construction. The leaves in decoction are used to cure intoxication by poisoned arrows.
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Customer Comments on Membrillo
I live in Ipswich,qld,have this near other trees & covered completely from wind. I water it with warm water in cold temps, its growing like crazy so will wait & see if we get a very cold winter, what it does to it. | Heather Dampier - Ipswich, QLD 09-Apr-2012
Well it survived its first very cold winter, will cover it again this winter as i did last one,so hopefully will continue to do ok. | Heather Dampier - Ipswich, QLD 08-Jan-2013
My Gustavia flowered for the first time last year and set some lovely seeds. I didn't have any luck in propagating them though. Its in flower again so I will try to grow from seed this year. I didn't realise that the pulp was edible. I'll try this as well | Rohanne Young - Thornlands, QLD 26-Oct-2017
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