The Caribbean Dictionary

coolie plum
1 definition
Ziziphus Mauritania; A small round berry about 3/4 inches in diameter. The fruit is green and turns yellow as it ripens. Ripe fruit may occasionally develop a rust brown colour and a cracked texture. The unripe fruit is firm and slightly acidic, and grows softer and mushier when it ripens. The berries have a single hard seed.
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tali Aug 01, 2012
tannyluke Jul 06, 2013
One of my favorite fruit. Never saw this fruit in any other parish but Kingston Jamaican.
Angela Oct 26, 2013
Why can't they export these. I love coolie plum especially when they turn nose naught. Lol
Chris Feb 09, 2014
a nuh susumba dat?
tamicia Feb 11, 2015
it is so nice and sweet
cecil Jul 09, 2016
Hi. When i lived in spanish town i had a tree in my backyard. It was very common in spanish town. I have never seen it other places in jamaica. Hog plum is totally different than coolie plum. Thanks.
KNO6WLEDGE Feb 08, 2017
Lj Jul 21, 2017
I have seem it both in kingston and in Spanishh Town. Some nurseries carrys it in Florisa. Very delicious
Lj Jul 21, 2017
Thatis Florida .you can find a few plants in some people's garden...and some Nursery
Nella Oct 23, 2017
Can somebody tells me the scientific name please?
Lee Dec 23, 2017
What is the origin of this name?
One of my childhood Jan 26, 2018
Sharn. Tree ina me yaad.
Sharn Jan 26, 2018
Tree ina me yaad. One of my childhood favorite fruit. The plant has a shitty smell when it blossoms. Delicious when it is turned with pepper and salt.
Jb Mar 18, 2018
There's a lot of cookie plum in St. Elizabeth. Particular in Brompton and Black River. School days best fruit in January and February, I recall.
Cookie Apr 20, 2018
Lots in Bog & Dawkins Pen near Lionel Town, Clarendon
Lucious Apr 28, 2018
Where in Florida can I buy the plant?
rob Apr 28, 2018
where in south florida a nursery might have the plant for sale?
Lucious May 10, 2018
I am trying to buy the plant. anyone know which nursery in Florida sell it?
Dee Dec 03, 2018
We just planted one in our Garden in Cayman Brac! Just about to eat my first coolie plum!
Sher Jan 09, 2019
What's the health benefits
Tomo Jun 04, 2019
Had a tree nearby. Very large specimen growing up. Miff full belly
Wendy Dec 26, 2019
How to grow a tree?
Shar Jan 12, 2020
I live out of Spanish town..I have a hugh coolie plum tree at the back of my house very big and sweet, pack some to take work for my coworkers
Leelia Jan 23, 2020
There are a lot of these tree in the Waterhouse area.
Calvin Apr 16, 2020
We call these jojo.
Omena Oct 05, 2020
I was able to purchase a grafted Coolie Plum tree at Bahs Nursery in Griffin Road west of Flamingo Rd in South Florida. Planted it last year and today I noticed it has blossoms. Can’t wait to taste some. It’s been many many years
Siwel Feb 17, 2021
We call this Siwel in Haiti my Grandpapa has a tree in his hard it’s usually ripe and ready to eat during summer time. So yummy!
Russell Aug 24, 2021
@ Nella it's Ziziphus mauritiana
Carolann Jones Dec 31, 2021
Dunks in Barbados my favorite
Fruity Aug 03, 2022
IN St Lucia some people say dungs or downs( honestly sometime i have no idea what they actually saying LOL) but I more know it as and call it kokokoolie/ koko coolie
Donna Allen Jan 17, 2024
We have different varieties in Antigua
Malique Scott Jan 29, 2024
It is si in the island