The Caribbean Dictionary

mammee apple
1 definition
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Noun
Round fruit between 5 and 9 inches in diameter. The fruit has rough brown skin and contains a single large seed. The flesh of unripe fruit is hard and becomes soft when fully ripened. The fruit is edible with tastes ranging from sour to sweet and reminiscent of apricots.
Synonyms
apricot, maamee, mamey, mesple
Tags
food, fruit, plant
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natyboops Jan 14, 2009
In the Virgin Islands, this is a "mesple"...sorry if I spelled it wrong; I never saw it in print. 
Holly Berri Nov 13, 2012
This is such a delicious fruit.
crucian Nov 14, 2012
mesple
Letel Prek Jul 30, 2014
Yes, we also call this fruit mammee. Could not remember if the name include "apple". It is said that one should not consume any alcohol after eating this fruit because it can lead to death. Not so sure if anyone proved that to be wrong by doing so.
Mary Alice Oct 17, 2015
My favorite fruit. Tried one on Barbados, St James Beach at the Shelter.
ROHAN Oct 25, 2015
Mammee apple again a favourite
Kenny Jan 30, 2016
Mammy apple
Kristina Jan 13, 2017
Mammee ceepote (not sure of the spelling)
Mamey Apr 06, 2017
Delicioso!
Bobzy Oct 28, 2017
Mammee apple
Lucky Dec 05, 2017
Know it as apricot in Dominica.
James Sep 16, 2018
Mansie pote
da boss Nov 19, 2018
we call it mammee apple in belize
da boss Nov 19, 2018
we call it mammee apple in belize
Destiny Mar 30, 2019
We does call it mammee in the Bahamas
Patricia May 22, 2019
I told a friend about this fruit which I knew as Marmmie fruit, but no one know the name. I was from the country area of Jamaica. My mother owned land called Marmmie Hill and it produce these beautiful fruit, they were delicious when fully ripe.
Patricia May 22, 2019
I told a friend about this fruit which I knew as Marmmie fruit, but no one know the name. I was from the country area of Jamaica. My mother owned land called Marmmie Hill and it produce these beautiful fruit, they were delicious when fully ripe.
Annett Cross May 28, 2019
I was telling my friend about this fruit tonight and she said never heard of it.
Diasi Jun 02, 2019
Abrico
lee Oct 01, 2019
I had one of these fruits when I was visiting the virgin islands..... a native was eating one and gave me a bite......the most delicious fruit ever.....he then reached up to the tree we were under, picked one and gave it to me "for the road" One of my nicest experiences in the islands
Orlando Dec 28, 2019
Marmee apple and mansie port
Orlando Dec 28, 2019
Marmee apple and mansie port as known
Lois May 28, 2020
One of my favorites. They smell wonderful and taste like a firm, but slightly green apricot. Yummy and tart.
Donahue Jun 30, 2020
It's the first time I'm seeing or taste. How do you know when it's ripe and ready?
Mahendra patel (india) Sep 10, 2020
Its
Abrico Jan 25, 2021
My favorite fruit as a child in 🇭🇹. Wish i could find it in South Florida 😩
LJ Feb 21, 2021
Love this fruit. We call it (mawmi) “the mommy fruit”. Each bite taste like a different fruit.
Kitty Jun 28, 2021
We call this fruit in Grenada Mammy apple. One of my favorite exotic island fruits. We are truly bless here in the Caribbean with so many delicious healthy fruits.
Warren Jul 12, 2021
I have a manner tree I ate sell giveaway I hate to see it go to waste it's a very delicious fruit comparable with all vegetable and fruit jucies
Patricia Aug 09, 2021
I know the fruit is called manner grown in St Mary at manner hill eatable especially wen it is turn crunchy
Liz Sep 13, 2021
I just had one, tastee and nice, was just researching the benefits and saw this, so I commented, we called it growing up, mam pe, because one would full your tummy
Bobby Sep 15, 2021
the tree itself is referred as the"Yellow berry that looks old from the outside because of its brown and rough skin
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