Mamey/mammee/mamee, San Domingo, South American apricot
abricot de St. Domingue (French), Mameyapfel (German), maney de Santo Domingo (Spanish), abricozeiro (Portuguese), abricó do Pará (Brazil)
(Mammea americana — Family Guttiferaceae)
Mamey is a fruit native to the West Indies, but now cultivated throughout tropical America and, to some extent, in Southeast Asia.
A close relative, Mammea america, grows wild in Central America, but is cultivated in Florida.
The fruit grows on a tropical evergreen tree and belongs to the same family as the mangosteen.
A mamey fruit is the size of a large orange, round but with slight points at the top and bottom.
The tough skin is russet in colour and covers three seeds.
The pulp is firm, orangey-golden in colour, and with a flavour something like an apricot. It is often stewed and made into jam or ice cream.