Description: This handsome, evergreen tree from tropical Asia and Australasia grows to 30 ft (9 m) high with a broadly spreading habit and broad, shiny leaves to 8 in (20 cm) long. It produces both male and hermaphrodite orange flowers. These flowers are followed by 1 in (25 mm) long dull pinkish edible fruit with sticky flesh.
Uses: In India (Western Rajasthan): ripe fruit eaten raw; green fruit eaten as vegetable, in curry and pickled. Leaves eaten as a vegetable.
Culture: These plants require steady, warm temperatures and moist, well-drained soil. They are propagated from seed or semi-ripe cuttings.