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Trinidad & Tobago
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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
11 years ago

Wicked fruit that I haven't had in years!! So tasty!! Mmmm, yummy!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Nadine
10 years ago

I was actually craving this , and had to google it<br /> To show my husband because he had no clue as to <br /> What this fruit was. So sweet and juicy <br /> Would really work Nicly mixed with a garden salad <br /> Yummy in my tummy

Jamaica
Jamaica
Colln
10 years ago

Guyanese folks call it "cashew"

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Alison T.
10 years ago

My favourite fruit!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
siyo
10 years ago

they are called pomerac in T&T

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
June
9 years ago

Spelled "Pomme Au Rac" in TT and elsewhere. Trees can grow to over 50 feet.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
chirsto
9 years ago

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.

Belize
Belize
9 years ago

called malay apple in Belize

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
STACY Y BLONDELL-ORR
9 years ago

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.

Grenada
Grenada
Manicou
9 years ago

In Grenada we call it "French cashew" or just "cashew". I am literally eating one as I type this.

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Irmgard
9 years ago

I agree with Chirsto

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Delanna
8 years ago

It looks like plumrose to me

Barbados
Barbados
Purdey
8 years ago

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.

Guyana
Guyana
wayne Murray
8 years ago

Cashew is the fruit with the seed on the out side, pomerac,/ malaka, is red and the seed is inside the fruit

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Neale
8 years ago

Can the fruit or just the seed be brought to the USA? I want to grow some trees in Florida.

Guyana
Guyana
Shivana
8 years ago

Well in Guyana we call it *cashew* and it is so tasty. But i wonder if pomerac and cashew are the same.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Middleton
8 years ago

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/

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
reshma
8 years ago

how do you guys call this fruit in jamaica ?

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jahmileo
8 years ago

we call this apple, this grow wild n natural

Dominica
Dominica
Jahivah
8 years ago

This is pomerac not cashew. The seed is inside. It is a spongy fruit.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Dawn
8 years ago

it's called an Otaheite apple in Jam! My fav fruit.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Lecy
8 years ago

Its called an apple in Jamaica we're i'm from

Jamaica
Jamaica
8 years ago

In Jamaica its called otaheite apple, red apple or just plain apple.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
jason
8 years ago

Guyanese people are stupid,Cashews...lol

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Raeann
8 years ago

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

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
8 years ago

Ok. Right. A plumose.

Dominica
Dominica
kush
7 years ago

Pomerac in Dominica too

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Kat
7 years ago

Plum rose here- does anyone know if it can grow in Florida ?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Saleem
7 years ago

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!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Bobzyoy
7 years ago

Wickedest fruit ever !

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
BARBARU
7 years ago

The taste is phenomenal!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Angi
7 years ago

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.

Dominica
Dominica
7 years ago

The person who said, "Guyanese people are stupid, cashew" Made me laugh so hard I almost peepee on me. I can''t!!!

Jamaica
Jamaica
Suel Bee
7 years ago

We call it Otaheite Apple here in Jamaica...really delicious whether eaten raw, in a stew/salad or juiced. Bad like rass!

Guyana
Guyana
Jad
7 years ago

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...

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Purdi
7 years ago

Love love this fruit. A tree grew in my grandmother backyard, so we had unlimited access when in season, the best.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Vicmaxx
6 years ago

We call it pomme d'armour or love apple.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
VOUKA
6 years ago

WHY'S IT CALLED LOVE APPLE?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Christopher
6 years ago

Also my favourite fruit

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Kikay
6 years ago

My favourite fruit

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Jianna
6 years ago

One of my favorite fruits!!😍

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
TrinA
6 years ago

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?

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Dwillz
6 years ago

Plumrose it is

Guyana
Guyana
Jamesa Phillips
6 years ago

Well in Guyana it is known as cashew but clearly it's different from pomerrac but its the same fruit

Guyana
Guyana
Lori
6 years ago

In Guyana we call it cashew because of it similar resemblance.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Wayde
6 years ago

When is the best time of the year to plant this fruit... 🤔?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Paul
5 years ago

I am 48 years old and have been eating this fruit now for 48 years and 9 months now .LOVE IT!!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenny
5 years ago

Crick! Crack! monkey break he back for ah piece ah pomerac ...

Barbados
Barbados
Dee
5 years ago

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

Guyana
Guyana
Indi
5 years ago

Local as we call it makes also a very good homemade wine . I always make at xmas. Delicious to soak fruits for black cakes.

Guyana
Guyana
Andre
5 years ago

I would love to get a seed to plan it and grow it in the Usa

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ron
5 years ago

A cashew does not have a seed on the inside. It is also not a nut. It is actually a bean.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Din Din
5 years ago

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".

Guyana
Guyana
Bbb
5 years ago

Correction Guyanese people isn’t stupid that is the name we call this fruit CASHEW

Grenada
Grenada
Princess Greenz
4 years ago

Growing up I’ve always known this as french apple 🤷🏽‍♀️ I will never call it anything else

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
J
4 years ago

Is pommerac people

Guyana
Guyana
TunPlantain
4 years ago

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.

Barbados
Barbados
Mark Headley
4 years ago

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.

Guyana
Guyana
gina
4 years ago

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.

Grenada
Grenada
Bev
4 years ago

In greenz we call this tasty fruit French cashew am munching on one right now..

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

We call that a Morroco in SKN

Grenada
Grenada
SpiceQueen
4 years ago

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.

Grenada
Grenada
Spice man
4 years ago

In Grenada it’s called a French cashew, in Hawaii it’s called Malay Apple or mountain Apple.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Cecejax
4 years ago

We in St. Vincent know it as Plumrose......my favorite!🇻🇨

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Adriana
3 years ago

In Colombia we call it Pomarrosa...

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
yhan
3 years ago

we call it plum rose and also we call it malaba

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenjo
3 years ago

So what do Guyanese call cashew?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenjo
3 years ago

The fruit we call cashew in Trinidad I mean

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kenjo
3 years ago

So what do Guyanese call what the rest of us know as cashew?

Grenada
Grenada
SJJ
3 years ago

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

Dominica
Dominica
Dira
3 years ago

In my country it is called pomerac, not cashew

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Helene
3 years ago

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!

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Aa
3 years ago

I had some by y cousins backyard its a big tree.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Sur
3 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
JJ
3 years ago

Ethiopia Apple. 🇯🇲

Grenada
Grenada
Alison
3 years ago

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.

Guyana
Guyana
John
3 years ago

The person who said Guyanese are stupid is also stupid. We call it cashew. So WHAT????

Guyana
Guyana
Nas
3 years ago

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'

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Shantie Ramnarine-Parsan
2 years ago

Pomerac/Jamun/Jamoon in Trinidad. Cashew is a different fruit. Plumrose is a different fruit here.

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Ebanks
2 years ago

Malay Apple in Cayman islands

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

Mountain Apple

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Wendell
2 years ago

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

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Sonny
2 years ago

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?

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Canadian Vincy
2 years ago

Syzygium malaccense

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
M
last year

Of course Guyanese stupid so are the Jamaicans who called everything apples

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
RC Lee
last year

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
I am reading your
last year

I am reading your comments and longing for sweet sweet Trinidad, these tropical fruits

Martinique
Martinique
CoeurC
last year

Very moisturizing and refreshing fruit. We call them "Pomme d'eau" in Martinique.

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De Freitas Errol
5 days ago

Pomme Malacca, Apple of Malacca, Malaysia