Large, very characteristic fruit with juicy and tangy flesh.
Vigorous semi-deciduous upright tree.
FEATURES: Huge green fruits which May eventually weigh 2 to 4 kg, are covered in tiny soft short spines.
CONDITIONS: Prefers a sunny position with moist, well drained soil which is not wet. Protect from wind damage.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Adequate water is essential especially during flowering, fruit development and early fruit maturation periods. Prune when trees are dormant and in Summer. Harvest mature fruit while still firm.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
• sieve the flesh to make a drink
• puree the fruit to make a cream
• add to tropical fruit salads
• Cuban Fibrel