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.
, kwachimelon (not sure of the spelling)
, otaheite apple
, pomme d'armour
, titi apple
Wicked fruit that I haven't had in years!! So tasty!! Mmmm, yummy!
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
Guyanese folks call it "cashew"
they are called pomerac in T&T
Spelled "Pomme Au Rac" in TT and elsewhere. Trees can grow to over 50 feet.
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.
called malay apple in Belize
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.
In Grenada we call it "French cashew" or just "cashew". I am literally eating one as I type this.
It looks like plumrose to me
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.
Cashew is the fruit with the seed on the out side, pomerac,/ malaka, is red and the seed is inside the fruit
Can the fruit or just the seed be brought to the USA? I want to grow some trees in Florida.
Well in Guyana we call it *cashew* and it is so tasty. But i wonder if pomerac and cashew are the same.
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/
how do you guys call this fruit in jamaica ?
we call this apple, this grow wild n natural
This is pomerac not cashew. The seed is inside. It is a spongy fruit.
it's called an Otaheite apple in Jam! My fav fruit.
Its called an apple in Jamaica we're i'm from
In Jamaica its called otaheite apple, red apple or just plain apple.
Guyanese people are stupid,Cashews...lol
In my visit to Jamaica; they laughed at me just this week for calling this POMERAC,, Been eating this all week, its in season now in Jamaica. My fav fruit
Plum rose here- does anyone know if it can grow in Florida ?
Pommerac comes from French pomme malac (apple from malacca). The Jamaicans call it otaheite apple, which means apple from Tahiti. Whatever you call it -- one of the best fruits ever!
Is there a similar looking fruit called pommerac in Jamaica? It resembles the pommerac fruit in shape but smaller in size, light pink in color, with a crunch to the bite and a mild flavor and no seed inside. Someone help please just ate one and wants to know if I should have.
The person who said, "Guyanese people are stupid, cashew" Made me laugh so hard I almost peepee on me. I can''t!!!
We call it Otaheite Apple here in Jamaica...really delicious whether eaten raw, in a stew/salad or juiced. Bad like rass!
It is called a variety of names and it varies remarkably from one country to the next. They are all innovative names so none of them is really correct. If Guyanese call it cashew or in Trinidad pomerac, they are just the local names subjected to those countries or any other in which it grows. It's widely grown in in tropical countries...
Love love this fruit. A tree grew in my grandmother backyard, so we had unlimited access when in season, the best.
We call it pomme d'armour or love apple.
WHY'S IT CALLED LOVE APPLE?
One of my favorite fruits!!😍
Ohh goshhh, since I come foreign I haven't had this fruit, was def one of my faves growing up, where can I find/buy this fruit in America?
Well in Guyana it is known as cashew but clearly it's different from pomerrac but its the same fruit
In Guyana we call it cashew because of it similar resemblance.
When is the best time of the year to plant this fruit... 🤔?
I am 48 years old and have been eating this fruit now for 48 years and 9 months now .LOVE IT!!!
Crick! Crack! monkey break he back for ah piece ah pomerac ...
Known as pommearac in Trinidad. Grew up knowing this fruit so the taste is palatable. Not well known by Bajans therefore not tasty. I also planted seeds from Weichman Hall Gully and the are now about 3ft tall . They are in season now and recently received a large bag full. Will make a jam and use some in salad. They are of a very small variety. Kenny. - I remember that, hahaha
Local as we call it makes also a very good homemade wine . I always make at xmas. Delicious to soak fruits for black cakes.
I would love to get a seed to plan it and grow it in the Usa
A cashew does not have a seed on the inside. It is also not a nut. It is actually a bean.
Now that Jamaican's know the correct name of the fruit, let them go with the rest of the world and call it by its correct name, "pomerac".
Guyanese people in not stupid
Correction Guyanese people isn’t stupid that is the name we call this fruit CASHEW
Growing up I’ve always known this as french apple 🤷🏽♀️ I will never call it anything else
This fruit may resemble cashew but it is not cashew. This is similar in taste to an apple that grows in places with a colder climate. I don't know why some West Indians treasure imported North American apples, when you have this fruit which tastes very similar.
Ye man i had this fruit the first time i was Trinidad,this around the 60ś I was introduced to this lovely tasting fruit-Fell in love with it,However i have not tasted it now for over 30 years.Should be cultivated more.
Hey I no longer live in Guyana but growing up in Mackenzie (now Linden) we used to call them malaccas, and then when I moved to Georgetown heard my Grandfather calling them cashews (and we know it s not the nut !!). I have spent 40 odd years trying to describe this fruit and to find it. Only once came across it in a Malaysian supemarket. Caribbean and Guyana for best fruit and veg.
In greenz we call this tasty fruit French cashew am munching on one right now..
We call that a Morroco in SKN
Calling someone stupid is rude AF. Around the world people call the same things different names, just because you call it one thing doesn’t make it wrong from someone who calls it something else. In Grenada we call it French Cashew.
In Grenada it’s called a French cashew, in Hawaii it’s called Malay Apple or mountain Apple.
We in St. Vincent know it as Plumrose......my favorite!🇻🇨
In Colombia we call it Pomarrosa...
we call it plum rose and also we call it malaba
So what do Guyanese call cashew?
The fruit we call cashew in Trinidad I mean
So what do Guyanese call what the rest of us know as cashew?
In Grenada it's known as French Cashews 🇬🇩 Inspite of the different names, when I travel to any of those islands 🏝 I WILL call it what they call it to aquire some!😉 I L💓VE THEM
In my country it is called pomerac, not cashew
HERE THESE ARE 2 DIFFERENT FRUITS; THE VERY JUICY ONE IS CALLED POMME-A-RAC AND IT'S SEED GROWS INSIDE THE FRUIT. THE OTHER IS CALLED CASHEW WHOSE HARD SEED IS ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE. THE JUICE STAINS. THE SEEDS CAN BE ROASTED AND ARE DELICIOUS; CAN BE PRICEY TOO. SJJ YOU ARE 'DOWN-TO-EARTH' -- ENJOY THEM BOTH!
I had some by y cousins backyard its a big tree.
So is there any place in the US that Pomerac can be bought? I noticed a couple places on line offer the plant but not actual fruit
I'm not from Grenada but both my parents are. I remember visiting the country when I was 10yrs old some 30 years ago now and I was told then they were called cashew. However whatever they are called I remember enjoying eating them.
The person who said Guyanese are stupid is also stupid. We call it cashew. So WHAT????
The person who said Guyanese are stupid is also stupid. We call it cashew. So WHAT????
Guyana has both the actual cashew and this fruit which we call cashew as well. This fruit (pomerac) is widely found on the coast whereas the cashew you have to start going inland so most times people know that you mean pomerac when you say 'cashew. If confronted with both fruits the pomerac is called cashew apple and the cashew remains 'cashew'
Pomerac/Jamun/Jamoon in Trinidad. Cashew is a different fruit. Plumrose is a different fruit here.
Malay Apple in Cayman islands
That's why the Caribbean can't be one simple nàme big argument different names for the same fruit just like chennet in Jamaica ginep in Barbados ackees same fruit please get over it
Thanks Saleem - Pomme Malac is the most original sounding version of the word. Pomme-a-rac or Pommerac is definitely a 'distortion' of the original word. Can you elaborate more on the origins of the words - certainly sounds French? Is the fruit native to the Caribbean or was it brought from elsewhere?
Of course Guyanese stupid so are the Jamaicans who called everything apples
I just want to say, let us celebrate our diversity and unite. There is no reason to call people and their country "stupid" just because they have a different name for something. Please, let's do better. Peace and blessings to all who read this.