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Red MombinBotanical Name: Spondias purpurea

One of the most popular small fruits of the American tropics, the Red Mombin, Spondias purpurea.

The red mombin may be a shrub or low-branched small tree 8m in height. The branches are thick and brittle. The tiny, 4- to 5-petalled flowers are red or purple and borne in short, hairy panicles along the branches before the leaves appear which are a beautiful bright-red or purple when young. The fruits are plum-like, borne singly or in groups of 2 or 3,varying in colour from purple to bright-red, even yellow sometimes. They vary in shape and size from 2-5cm. The skin is glossy and firm; the flesh aromatic, yellow, fibrous, very juicy, with a rich, plum-like, subacid to acid flavor. Best eaten fresh for a light refreshing snack, but can also be made into jams, chutney, stewed, boiled or dried.

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Red Mombin

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

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Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April


Customer Comments on Red Mombin

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Red Mombin

My dad used to have this tree in the Philippines. we called it "sineguelas" or "sinegwelas" or spanish plum. harvested during summer months, its part of our summer fruit bonanza :). i miss the taste of this fruit. | Marilen - Wiley Park, NSW 03-Jun-2009

Red Mombin

My wife is from el salvador. she talks about this fruit all the time i would love to get me some mombin trees to plant for her | Douglas Edwards - Quincy, FL 19-May-2014

Red Mombin

Pick them before they turn red, for they fall off when ripe and will make a mess and attract insects and mice; they will ripen from orange to red after picked with no loss in flavor. | Nick Mccann - Port Charlotte, FLA 10-Jun-2015
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