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pomerac
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Noun
Otaheite apple; Pear shaped fruit with red skin and white flesh. Typically, they contain a single large seed. However, they may occasionally be seedless. The fruit is sweet and is usually eaten raw or used to make drinks.
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Jude Jan 27, 2013
Wicked fruit that I haven't had in years!! So tasty!! Mmmm, yummy!
Nadine Aug 26, 2013
I was actually craving this , and had to google it
To show my husband because he had no clue as to
What this fruit was. So sweet and juicy
Would really work Nicly mixed with a garden salad
Yummy in my tummy
Colln Aug 30, 2013
Guyanese folks call it "cashew"
Alison T. Oct 31, 2013
My favourite fruit!!
siyo May 01, 2014
they are called pomerac in T&T
June Jul 05, 2014
Spelled "Pomme Au Rac" in TT and elsewhere. Trees can grow to over 50 feet.
chirsto Oct 27, 2014
Colin, it may resemble a cashew, but there is no nut at the base of the fruit. So it is not a cashew. We have those in Trinidad as well, and they are called cashew. These are pommeracs or pomme au racs. And they probalbly grow in Guyana as well. Tall trees, large pink wisyp flowers. Thin red skin, white tender flesh. Large seed inside.
Ken Nov 10, 2014
called malay apple in Belize
STACY Y BLONDELL-ORR Nov 20, 2014
WE always had a pomarac tree, I loved the fruit since I was a child. I tried planting the seed in my other grandmother's yard, when I went on vacation, but it never grew. I was dissapointed the following year, when I arrived to find nothing in the spot where I had left the seed. We still however have the original tree on the other side where my other grandmother lived.
Manicou Jan 30, 2015
In Grenada we call it "French cashew" or just "cashew". I am literally eating one as I type this.
Irmgard May 28, 2015
I agree with Chirsto
Delanna Jun 05, 2015
It looks like plumrose to me
Purdey Jun 07, 2015
I love this fruit. It can be found in Barbados but few bajans know of it. My gran was from St. Vincent and St.Lucia and introduce it to me. It is plentiful in St. Lucia. I also attempt to grow this plant from the seed at home but was not successful. Found it Welchman Hall Gully and in St. Andrew while hiking. I really need to find best to grow it, tried growing the seed but that did not work.
wayne Murray Aug 08, 2015
Cashew is the fruit with the seed on the out side, pomerac,/ malaka, is red and the seed is inside the fruit
Neale Oct 01, 2015
Can the fruit or just the seed be brought to the USA? I want to grow some trees in Florida.
Shivana Oct 05, 2015
Well in Guyana we call it *cashew* and it is so tasty. But i wonder if pomerac and cashew are the same.
Middleton Nov 14, 2015
This I have noticed for awhile some places will call a fruit with the name of a different fruit.Like in this case Otaheite apple is bright red with a fresh sweet cottony flesh.The cashew fruit has the same pear shape but the skin is yellow and the flesh is stainy and almost rubbery in texture.The nut is borne on the exterior at the base of the fruit a strange thing to see/
reshma Nov 15, 2015
how do you guys call this fruit in jamaica ?
Jahmileo Nov 26, 2015
we call this apple, this grow wild n natural
Jahivah Dec 09, 2015
This is pomerac not cashew. The seed is inside. It is a spongy fruit.
Dawn Dec 11, 2015
it's called an Otaheite apple in Jam! My fav fruit.
Lecy Jan 18, 2016
Its called an apple in Jamaica we're i'm from
Jennifer Jan 27, 2016
In Jamaica its called otaheite apple, red apple or just plain apple.
jason Feb 09, 2016
Guyanese people are stupid,Cashews...lol
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