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Pouteria lucuma (obovata) - Eggfruit Tree

Pouteria lucuma (obovata) - Eggfruit Tree (Pouteria lucuma (obovata) - Eggfruit Tree)

Eggfruit growing at Quail Botanical Garden tropical fruit section. Photo taken July 6, 2010.

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Are these edible?

7 Jul, 2010


Yes, eggfruit is edible. It has a unique flavor of maple and sweet potato. It is a very nutritious fruit, having high levels of carotene, vitamin B3, and other B vitamins.

7 Jul, 2010


Amazing !

7 Jul, 2010


I've never seen these before. What an interesting sounding flavour and they're there a yolk?

27 Aug, 2010



No yolks. lol! : > )

The genus Pouteria has some of the most interesting fruits native from Central and northern South America. Many of the species grow well in CA.

27 Aug, 2010

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