The ‘pomme Jacquot’ (mimusops coriacea) is a smallish round fruit that I used to love eating as a child.
I remember spending hours with friends on these trees eating plenty of these fruits one after the other.
Nowadays… mmmh, not so much!! I tasted some when we stayed at ‘La Vieille Cheminée‘ in Chamarel and although it was great to remind myself of childhood memories, I didn’t quite feel like eating more than one.
The fruit’s skin is a bit hard. To open it up, you just have to squeeze it between your fingers. From the skin, there is sometimes milky spots coming through that is best to avoid.
The flesh is a bit sticky and has quite a particular taste that I cannot quite define. It does leave a funny feel to the mouth.
Have you seen this fruit before? Did you taste it? How did you like it? Share with us in the comments below.