Belonging to the bean family the nam nam is a small multi-stemmed tree. The texture of the fruit surface is rough and wrinkled, pale greenish/yellow and dull looking. The flesh is juicy and yellow in colour. It tastes sourish and has large seeds. The mature fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked with sugar to make sweets (compote). It can also be made into a fruit salad, pickled, or be used to prepare a special 'sambal.' The tree makes an attractive ornamental plant in home gardens and is also potted and grown as bonsai plant.
Suited to tropical areas only
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
, February, March
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