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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.
also known as
apricot, maamee, mamey, mesple
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15 years ago

In the Virgin Islands, this is a "mesple"...sorry if I spelled it wrong; I never saw it in print.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Holly Berri
11 years ago

This is such a delicious fruit.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
crucian
11 years ago

mesple<br /> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Mammee_apple.jpg/320px-Mammee_apple.jpg

Guyana
Guyana
Letel Prek
9 years ago

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.

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Mary Alice
8 years ago

My favorite fruit. Tried one on Barbados, St James Beach at the Shelter.

Grenada
Grenada
ROHAN
8 years ago

Mammee apple again a favourite

Barbados
Barbados
Kenny
8 years ago

Mammy apple

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kristina
7 years ago

Mammee ceepote (not sure of the spelling)

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Mamey
7 years ago

Delicioso!

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
6 years ago

Mammee apple

Dominica
Dominica
Lucky
6 years ago

Know it as apricot in Dominica.

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
5 years ago

Mansie pote

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

we call it mammee apple in belize

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

we call it mammee apple in belize

Bahamas
Bahamas
Destiny
5 years ago

We does call it mammee in the Bahamas

Jamaica
Jamaica
Patricia
5 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Patricia
5 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Annett Cross
5 years ago

I was telling my friend about this fruit tonight and she said never heard of it.

Haiti
Haiti
Diasi
5 years ago

Abrico

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lee
4 years ago

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

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
Orlando
4 years ago

Marmee apple and mansie port

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
Orlando
4 years ago

Marmee apple and mansie port as known

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lois
4 years ago

One of my favorites. They smell wonderful and taste like a firm, but slightly green apricot. Yummy and tart.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Donahue
4 years ago

It's the first time I'm seeing or taste. How do you know when it's ripe and ready?

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Mahendra patel (india)
3 years ago

Its

Haiti
Haiti
Abrico
3 years ago

My favorite fruit as a child in 🇭🇹. Wish i could find it in South Florida 😩

Jamaica
Jamaica
LJ
3 years ago

Love this fruit. We call it (mawmi) “the mommy fruit”. Each bite taste like a different fruit.

Grenada
Grenada
Kitty
3 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Warren
3 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
Patricia
2 years ago

I know the fruit is called manner grown in St Mary at manner hill eatable especially wen it is turn crunchy

Jamaica
Jamaica
Liz
2 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

the tree itself is referred as the"Yellow berry that looks old from the outside because of its brown and rough skin

Montserrat
Montserrat
Althea
2 years ago

We call it Marmee Apple in Montserrat or Manciport

Guyana
Guyana
H. S. WILLIAMS
2 years ago

WONDERFULLY TASTY, BUT HAS TO BE FULL RIPE.. SOME PEOPLE IN THE CARIBBEAN PICK IT UNRIPE, ENCOUNTER AN AWFUL TEXTURE AND TASTE, THEN DEEM IT NO GOOD. WHEN FULLY RIPE, IT IS DELICIOUS... BUT IN GUYANA THE WARNING ALWAYS IS DO NOT USE ALCOHOL AFTER EATING MAMEE APPLE BECAUSE THE COMBINATION IS CONSIDERED POISONOUS. I NEVER PUT THAT TO THE TEST.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Reeshemah Todman
last year

I’m from St.Croix USVI and This is NOT a mesple. This is a different fruit,our mesple have at least a couple of black seeds in it.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Reeshemah Todman
last year

Not sure why it’s putting BVI flag 🇹🇨instead of USVI flag 🇻🇮. We r not the same

Suriname
Suriname
Ben Brunings
last year

The mammee tree is also known in Suriname. The tree can grow very tall. The fruits grow on the trunk and on the branches. The fruits must be well ripe for the good taste.

Suriname
Suriname
Ben Brunings
last year

The mammy tree is also known in Suriname. The tree can grow very tall. The fruits grow on the trunk and on the branches. The fruits must be well ripe for the good taste.

Barbados
Barbados
last year

In my school day, we eat lots of the Mammee always love it. the smell lead you to find the trees

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Nicole Joyette
last year

We called it Mamsiport and it makes the best jam.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
St Lucia
last year

What they call this fruit

Barbados
Barbados
Lindsay
last year

Maumee Apple one of the sweetest fruits. Can it be grown from a seed?

Barbados
Barbados
Der
last year

Always heard about them but never had one until today. Hard, crunchy and delicious. Idk if it was as ripe as it should be though. If I can find another one then I'll keep it a bit longer and see how it goes. Mine had three or four big seeds.

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis
Isabel
8 months ago

In Nevis, we call them Mammy apple or manseport which someone told me means "mammy support" as they were a good source of nutrition when people often didn't have much to eat. In recent years, a disease sadly seems to have wiped out most of the trees on the island, they used to be very plentiful. A big effort to bring them back is needed.

Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
Myriam
6 months ago

Abricot-pays