Tropicdude (or anyone else)-
What do you think about the safety of hog plum/jacote? I was considering planting one on the swale outside my fence (so the kids would have to ask permission to go get some and be supervised while eating) but now I'm getting a little freaked out (kids do not always listen)...
I haven't tried the hog plums, doubt they are as risky as spanish limes, its not that I am over protective or anything, but I have heard of so many cases with Spanish limes. the reason these are such a problem is that the pulp is attached to the seed, so kids will pop em whole in their mouths, and suck on them, not just nibble on them. next time you eat one, pay attention to how your doing it, if you suck on them you kind of raise the back of your tongue to prevent swallowing it.
anyway I am not saying every kid will choke on these, but they are a higher risk than most fruit.
parents usually tell the kids to eat them without putting them in their mouth, they bite off half the skin part, then use the other half to hold the seed, and tell kids to suck on it that way, not 100% foolproof, but safer than having it in their mouths while playing and jumping around.
As for the Inga, now that sounds like a fun thing, I got a small tree in April.
My 2.5 and 7 year old love cherry tomatoes, ( Florida tomato ) and miracle fruit. we also have Jujubes, which are like little apples. my only mango tree with fruits on it is the Ice Cream, with 3 mangoes on it, they already told me which one was theirs when they get ripe, in other words none for daddy
last month we had the Grumichamas.
I much prefer them snacking on these things then candies.