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Is this mammea Americana?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:36:29 PM »
In the Belizean market today I bought two fruits. The lady called it “monkey apple” ,  though I suspected it to be mammea Americana. I cut it open and it was orange pretty standard but inside it had one seed. Pictures of the fruit online show it having an average of 4. Is this mammea Americana?







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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 10:23:53 PM »
Does not look like any mammea I've eaten. Mammea generally has crunchy orange flesh with a bit of an apricot flavor.
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 10:42:32 PM »
Looks like it could be to me.

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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 10:49:09 PM »
It is

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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 12:46:49 AM »
No picture of the flesh and only description of the flash as "orange pretty standard" means and says nothing.
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 01:42:11 AM »
Here is the one I've been eating.



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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 02:25:38 AM »
Here is the one I've been eating.




The flesh was exactly like that.

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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 05:20:54 AM »
Thats it. Delicious fruit. The seed can take forever to sprout (6 months plus).
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 12:06:51 PM »
Hmm. I've eaten a lot of mammea (both in the US and in Central America) and have never seen one like OP's picture. Note that the skin color of the fruit in the picture has green. Mammea will be all earthy brown. Also, the fibrous flesh remnants on the seed is something I've never seen in a mammea. It definitely looks remotely similar, but not like any mammea I've ever seen.
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »
Did you like the fruit ?.
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 02:09:48 PM »
I was scratching my head to try to figure out what that fruit looks like, and I just recalled -- It looks similar to sansapote / sunsa. Note the green coloration of the skin when you zoom in.
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 08:43:05 PM »
I was scratching my head to try to figure out what that fruit looks like, and I just recalled -- It looks similar to sansapote / sunsa. Note the green coloration of the skin when you zoom in.
You nail it Cookie, to me looks exactly like Sonsapote (Licania Platypus)
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Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 09:19:51 PM »
OK. I've had one in El Salvador. I remember it being a little like canistel.

I was scratching my head to try to figure out what that fruit looks like, and I just recalled -- It looks similar to sansapote / sunsa. Note the green coloration of the skin when you zoom in.
You nail it Cookie, to me looks exactly like Sonsapote (Licania Platypus)
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