The Caribbean Dictionary

dumms
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Noun
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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Inge Nov 09, 2018
. I have wonderful memories as a child growing up in Antigua, foraging in the pastures after school for Dumms. My preference was the overripe, mushy fleshed, brown skinned variety , while others prefererred the firm, crunchy, greenish /yellow skinned variety. I have not spotted Dumms in markets outside of the Caribbean. Sadly, not many children have been introduced to this delicious fruit.
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