Jamaican Milk fruit may be round to oblate to ellipsoid and 5-10 cm (2 to 4 inches) in diameter. The peel may be red-purple, dark-purple, or pale-green depending upon variety. The fruit also exists in three colors, dark purple, greenish brown and yellow.. The peel may be red-purple, dark-purple, or pale-green. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery. In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white.
The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find. The fruits are delicious as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled.
In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white. The pulp is white, soft, and milky surrounding 6 to 11 seeds. The rind has latex which can impart a bad taste to fruit. So care has to taken while eating the fruit that the rind does not come alongwith the pulp which is otherwise sweet and quite delicious. Jamaican Milk Fruit Plants in Kerala is now available in our farms.
Mature Height: 18- 20 metres
Sunlight: dry season
Growth Rate: Grow rapidly
Fruit Color: Green
Year to Bear: 2 - 4 years
Botanical Name: Chrysophyllum cainito