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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.
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38 comments
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
9 years ago

LOL ! We call it pommecythere in Trinidad :).

Grenada
Grenada
snuke
9 years ago

Golden apple

Guyana
Guyana
latoya
8 years ago

its called golden apple people

Grenada
Grenada
summer
8 years ago

This page is very helpful

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lester
8 years ago

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!!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
rampa
8 years ago

The fruit was also called Amra,by the Indians probably because of the South Indian Tamils who came to Trinidad as indentured labourers

Jamaica
Jamaica
Ker
7 years ago

Hell no

Guyana
Guyana
Theresa
7 years ago

A still can't get the meaning as yet

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Drexel
6 years ago

lol educational and humorous, we sounding like we speaking different languages lol

Barbados
Barbados
A
5 years ago

Golden Apple

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
5 years ago

Pommcythere is the name

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Fishy
5 years ago

Pum-si-tail!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rodney
5 years ago

Scientific name: "Spondias cytherea" General association : "Apple" French for apple: "Pomme" Apple - Spondias cytherea Pomme - Spondias cytherea Pomme - Cytherea "Pommecythere "

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

bwai how ya no so much about dis!

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Kereema
5 years ago

Golden Apple

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
megan
5 years ago

pommcythere we call it here

Jamaica
Jamaica
4 years ago

June Plum in Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
faz
3 years ago

allyuh de ting name POMMECYTHERE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ria
3 years ago

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!!!

Dominica
Dominica
Seraphin
3 years ago

We call I pomceie

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
trini_man
3 years ago

Let's just accept we all from different countries and we all call it different names.

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Douglabroad
3 years ago

Pommecythere

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Douglabroad
3 years ago

I’m from California, USA, and I call it pommevythere! But my flag and country missing, and I don’t blame you.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Jaiden
3 years ago

it is pommecynthere pom-sai-tai

Jamaica
Jamaica
Kimbo
3 years ago

June plum

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Dinner_mint
3 years ago

Growing up in Tobago, I remember calling it Pomsetail lol.

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Angel villamán
3 years ago

Manzana de oro

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Janette
3 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Carlos
3 years ago

We're calling it by different names but surely can agree that it's definitely Caribbean and delicious. In Trinidad 🇹🇹 it's Pommecythere

Suriname
Suriname
Ryan
2 years ago

Pommecythere we call it in Surinam 🇸🇷

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HKarenMissick
2 years ago

We call it June Plum.

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J
Jay
2 years ago

Called jobo (hobo) in Venezuela ,and other Latino teritories such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc.

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Jay
2 years ago

Called jobo (hobo) in Venezuela, and other Latino teritories such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Fruity
last year

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

Belize
Belize
Crispin jeffries
last year

In Belize we call the fruit Golden Plum or in Belize creole Golinplum.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Boas
last year

I am lucian I was born we called it golden apples as I got older it became pomecythere today it is still both golden apples and pomecythere,now believe me people I am old, I mean 15 years old, so this fruit is old and good taste good

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Freddy
last year

Older Natives call it pommecythere. t has gradually shifted to Golden Apple because of immigrants.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Freddy
last year

That flag, in my original post, is not the flag for the U.S.V.I.. That is where I was referring to. Webmaster, please get our flag right. It has the spread eagle et al