Large by nature they can be pruned annually to 12′ x 12′ producing as much as 90 kg (200 lbs) of fruit per year. It is the largest fruit that grows on a tree. The heaviest ever recorded weighed 275 lbs. Cooked green, the fruit can be used as a vegetable. It can be boiled, fried, grilled, roasted, or prepared with sauces. Mature seeds are also prepared in dishes. The ripe fruit tastes like a combination of mango, banana, pineapple, and cantaloupe. It is often compared to juicy fruit gum.
Chill Hours Required: We recommend all plants are given natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days for their blossom timings and maturity.