Originally from West Africa, Akee is the national fruit of Jamaica, and a staple in Jamaican cuisine.
Something unusual to add to your collection, Akee needs to be treated with caution as the skin, unripe fruit and seeds are toxic. Fruit should only be eaten when fully ripe and care should be taken to closely follow instructions when cooking with the ripe arils.
Under the right conditions, a medium-large tree, 3m+
Fruits form in small clusters and grow to 5-10cm, ripening to an orange-red.
Will grow best in a full sun position, with well draining soil. Water regularly.
Protect from frost and wind when young.
All plants are in a 3.5l recycleable plastic pot, unless shown otherwise.
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