• There are many cultivars of this plant, producing fruits that differ in size and flavour.
  • The pretty yellow fruits, which are in fact berries, can have up to five ribs and are produced almost all year round.
  • The fruits are slightly tart and can be eaten raw or pickled. They also make a refreshing juice and can be used as a stain remover for hands, clothes and weapons, apparently.

Where it grows

Native to Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.


  • Ellipsoid: elliptical in shape.
  • Ovoid: three-dimensionally egg-shaped with broader end at base.