The Caribbean Dictionary

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Ambarella. An edible fruit growing on large trees up to 30m. The fruits have thick, sometimes leathery skin and dendritic (fibrous or hairy) seeds. While unripe, the flesh is crisp and firm with a tart acidic taste. As it ripens, it turns yellow, becomes soft and develops a sweet taste and fragrant smell. Both ripe and unripe fruits can be eaten raw. It is also often prepared by juicing, stewing with ginger and sugar, pickling with peppers and spices, or made into chow.
avijedi Aug 01, 2014
LOL ! We call it pommecythere in Trinidad :).
snuke Nov 17, 2014
Golden apple
latoya Aug 12, 2015
its called golden apple people
summer Feb 22, 2016
This page is very helpful
Lester Mar 09, 2016
This fruit was introduced to the Caribbean around the late 1700's-1800's. So all the different countries of the West Indies have their own name for it. There is a lot of french influence in Trinidad, "pomme" is the french word for apple Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea) is the scientific name for it, so that's where we TRINIS get "cythere" from so we call it POMMECYTHERE!!!
rampa May 07, 2016
The fruit was also called Amra,by the Indians probably because of the South Indian Tamils who came to Trinidad as indentured labourers
Ker Nov 06, 2016
Hell no
Theresa Jan 11, 2017
A still can't get the meaning as yet
Drexel Sep 15, 2017
lol educational and humorous, we sounding like we speaking different languages lol
A Aug 06, 2018
Golden Apple
Kim Aug 14, 2018
Pommcythere is the name
Fishy Oct 27, 2018
Rodney Dec 15, 2018
Scientific name: "Spondias cytherea" General association : "Apple" French for apple: "Pomme" Apple - Spondias cytherea Pomme - Spondias cytherea Pomme - Cytherea "Pommecythere "
da boss Dec 15, 2018
bwai how ya no so much about dis!
Kereema Feb 05, 2019
Golden Apple
megan May 23, 2019
pommcythere we call it here
Peter May 24, 2020
June Plum in Jamaica
faz Oct 10, 2020
allyuh de ting name POMMECYTHERE !!!!!!!!!!!!
Ria Oct 12, 2020
Had a tree in we yard growing up. Used to peel and soak in vinegar with pepper, onion and shadow Benny to make ah chow.. talk bout good!!!
Seraphin Oct 22, 2020
We call I pomceie
trini_man Nov 21, 2020
Let's just accept we all from different countries and we all call it different names.
Douglabroad Dec 06, 2020
Douglabroad Dec 06, 2020
I’m from California, USA, and I call it pommevythere! But my flag and country missing, and I don’t blame you.
Jaiden Dec 22, 2020
it is pommecynthere pom-sai-tai
Kimbo Mar 08, 2021
June plum
Dinner_mint Apr 17, 2021
Growing up in Tobago, I remember calling it Pomsetail lol.
Angel villamán Apr 19, 2021
Manzana de oro
Janette May 27, 2021
I grew up in Tobago. I knew it as golden apple as a child. As an adult I stated hearing and using the name pommecythere.
Carlos Jun 22, 2021
We're calling it by different names but surely can agree that it's definitely Caribbean and delicious. In Trinidad 🇹🇹 it's Pommecythere
Ryan Aug 31, 2021
Pommecythere we call it in Surinam 🇸🇷
HKarenMissick Sep 11, 2021
We call it June Plum.
Jay Oct 24, 2021
Called jobo (hobo) in Venezuela ,and other Latino teritories such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc.
Jay Oct 24, 2021
Called jobo (hobo) in Venezuela, and other Latino teritories such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc.
Fruity Aug 03, 2022
In St Lucia we call it pomme-cythere as well ( it's spelt with accents but I'm lazy so we will stick with the French spelling lol) and also golden-apple
Crispin jeffries Nov 24, 2022
In Belize we call the fruit Golden Plum or in Belize creole Golinplum.