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Ziziphus Mauritania; 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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l
14 years ago

Another name for it is Aprin, this is the wayy they call it back in Vieques , Pr also in the Virgin Islands

Guyana
Guyana
Deborah
11 years ago

TY Lizzy..I have been lookin for this a while now Deb

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
CJL
10 years ago

Dungs in Trinidad and Tobago...when they get really ripe they tend to be slimy and those are called "snatty nose"

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Hands
10 years ago

Dey cum forum a tahl tahl tree, right?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
jason
9 years ago

ITs pronounce downs.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
That guy just
9 years ago

Dunks Doung (Aprin, Chinese Jujube, Coolie Plum, Crabapple, Dindoulier, Dunk(s), Gingeolier, Indian Jujube, Liane Croc Chien, Mangustine, Perita Haitiana, Petit Pomme, Pomme Malcadi, Pomme Surette, Yuyubi), Its commonly known in Trinidad as dunks, but these are the other names.

Anguilla
Anguilla
pomme serret
8 years ago

That's what I grew up hearing it being called. Not sure of the spelling

Guyana
Guyana
Terry
7 years ago

I live in Florida I have this tree

Guyana
Guyana
Ann
7 years ago

What are the health benefits

Guyana
Guyana
6 years ago

How does this plant grow?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lee
5 years ago

How to grow this plant? Does it grow from seed?

Guyana
Guyana
Kabby
5 years ago

In Guyana this fruit is known as "Dungs"

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenneth
4 years ago

Just had some really nice ones today. The kids loved them. Found a piece of land with about fifty trees spread out all over.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenneth
4 years ago

Just had some really nice ones today. The kids loved them. Found a piece of land with about fifty trees spread out all over.

Bahamas
Bahamas
Donna
4 years ago

It is called JuJu in Bahamas.Donna

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Tc
4 years ago

Its doungs in Tobago. Snatty nose, when over ripe becomes crimpled like dry raisin

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Winston Sankar
4 years ago

It wonderful l call little apple when it is delicious .

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Dungs bai 😋😋 eat it with some salt and pepper or you can pickle it.

Guyana
Guyana
C.R.
4 years ago

I am from Canada, but Guyanese. I have been searching the net for this fruit. I just came across a YouTube channel that the person was eating jujube. I said wait a minute this looks like Dungs cause these ones are large almost like an apple size. So happy to find some information on Dungs. Wish I could find this fruit in a grocery store here. I use to have Dungs Tree on our property back home Gyna

Guyana
Guyana
Donna
4 years ago

I’ve been in the US for almost 40 years and I can still taste a nice dungs. When I was growing up I’m Guyana one of my neighbors had a tree. Still remember looking for the brown ones. :-)

Jamaica
Jamaica
Herma
3 years ago

I was given some dark red fruit yesterday, but they tasted like "dunks", which is what we call it in my native Eastern Caribbean. So I roamed the internet today, looking for "coolie plum", its name in Jamaica. Scientific name? Ziziphun Mauritiana.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ramona
3 years ago

This is dungs, but there is a variety found "down d islands" in Trinidad that get as large as an apple. It is delicious. I've seen and tasted it only once. So it is relatively rare.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Stephen
3 years ago

I went down at cerdos beach to have a bath and was suprised to find 2 trees right there on the beach i took up and pickea about 100 love then they were sweet

St. Martin/Maarten
St. Martin/Maarten
L
3 years ago

In St. Maarten (Dutch Side), it's called "pumsarett". I'm not even sure how it's spelt, but that's what it's called here.

St. Martin/Maarten
St. Martin/Maarten
3 years ago

Locally in sxm it is called pomserrette. We even have a street named after it.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
tammi
2 years ago

Ziziphus Jujuba / Z. mauritiana Factsheet

Guyana
Guyana
Shatta
last year

I found something that looks like this in No Frills but not sure, they call it Chameli Ber product of India.

St. Martin/Maarten
St. Martin/Maarten
last year

In st.Maarten we call them “pomme surette” long time since I had some. Definitely a major part of my childhood. My aunt use to make rum from them.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Cocoyea
11 months ago

Question: Have you ever seen worms in dungs?

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Deborah
5 months ago

No worms in dungs fruit