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Pomarrosa Malay

Malay apple, Pomarrosa Americana

Myrtaceae Eugenia malaccensis L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Tropical evergreen tree to 35 feet in height. The fruits are pear-shaped, 4 inches long, 3 inches wide and are reddish pink with longitudinal stripes and splashes of darker red. The fruit flesh is thick, white, dry and surrounds a large seed. The fruits may be eaten fresh or used to make jelly, but are usually stewed with some flavoring material such as cloves.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch