Red Mombin (Spondias purpurea) tropical fruit live tree 3′-4′ tall


Red Mombin is a tropical fruit tree prized for its delicious and nutritious fruits, as well as its ornamental value and cultural significance. Whether grown in the ground or in containers, Red Mombin trees are a delightful addition to any garden or landscape, providing both beauty and bounty for years to come.

Interesting Fact:
In addition to its delicious fruits, Red Mombin trees have cultural significance in many tropical regions. The fruits are often used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, fever, and skin conditions. Additionally, the wood of the Red Mombin tree is valued for its hardness and durability, making it suitable for construction and woodworking projects.

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Red Mombin, scientifically known as Spondias purpurea, is a tropical fruit tree native to Mexico and Central America. Also referred to as Hog Plum, Purple Mombin, or Spanish Plum, the Red Mombin tree belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which includes cashew and mango.

The Red Mombin tree typically grows to a height of 20 to 40 feet, with a spreading canopy of branches. It has a relatively short trunk and a rounded crown, often with dense foliage. The leaves are pinnate, with 7 to 19 leaflets that are elliptical or oblong in shape and dark green in color. The tree produces small, fragrant flowers that are either white or pinkish in color, followed by clusters of oval-shaped fruits.

The Red Mombin fruit is a drupe, typically 1 to 2 inches in length, with a smooth, thin skin that ranges in color from yellow-orange to reddish-purple when ripe. The flesh of the fruit is juicy and fibrous, with a tangy-sweet flavor that is reminiscent of mango and plum, often described as both tart and tropical. The fruit contains a single large seed, which is surrounded by the edible pulp. Red Mombin fruits are commonly eaten fresh, but they can also be used to make juices, jams, and preserves.

Health Benefits:
Red Mombin fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to the diet. They are particularly high in vitamin C, which supports immune function, skin health, and wound healing. The fruits also contain vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber, which promote overall health and well-being. Additionally, the antioxidants found in Red Mombin fruits may help protect against chronic diseases and inflammation.

Tree Care:
Red Mombin trees thrive in tropical and subtropical climates with well-drained soil and full sun exposure. They are relatively low-maintenance and drought-tolerant once established. However, young trees benefit from regular watering to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Pruning may be necessary to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. Fertilize the tree with a balanced fertilizer formulated for fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth and abundant fruiting.

Growing in Containers:
While Red Mombin trees are typically grown in orchards or home gardens, they can also be cultivated in containers, making them suitable for patio or balcony gardens. Choose a large container with adequate drainage holes and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. Place the container in a sunny location and water the tree regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Fertilize container-grown Red Mombin trees with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and fruiting.

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