Green with a little red when really ripe – a taste almost like some apples, delicious and available all over the Philippines on many markets in tropical sea level zones.
The tree has many names in the Philippines – Sineguelas tree – Sinegwelas – Spanish plum – Spondias purpurea Blanco and grows to a size of about 3-5 meters mostly at sea level in hot tropical zones of the Philippines.
A dozen of mouthwatering tropical fruits that are rich sources of vitamin C and ascorbic acids and will provide you other health benefits as well.
I remember my childhood, sabi ng nasira kong tatay kapag daw nag-uwi ng sinegwelas ang nasira kong nanay ay halos mag kulambo daw akong kumain nito dahil sa kadamutan ko raw mamigay! (Simply beacuse I don’t get enough from it and one among my fave specially when in season) Mahal din kaya ang kilo nito sa Pilipinas, di ba, di ba?
I miss this fruit so much, I can only get it from the Philippines!