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Mamey
Scientific Name: Mammea americana L.
Synonym:
Family: Clusiaceae
Mamey (Mammea  americana)
Mammea americana, in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Very tender in Phoenix, foliage damaged at 32 F (0 C), serious damage at 28 F (-2 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: West Indies, Central America

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 70 feet tall (20 m); dense foliage and leathery; oblong leaves.

Watering Needs: Needs good drainage

Propagation: seeds (up to 2 months to germinate), cuttings, grafting


Blooming Habits:
The flowers are fragrant and white. There are male, female and hermaphrodite flowers, together or on separate trees

Fruiting Habits:
The edible, nearly round, fruits are usually 4 to 8 inches in diameter (10-20 cm), light brown with a thick grayish - brown skin. The orange pulp is often eaten fresh out of hand, or used in dishes such as salads or cooked. The fruits contain up to 4 brown ovoid seeds.


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