A less known tropical fruit is the Mafai or Burmese grape with small round fruits that can be eaten fresh or stewed.
Uva di birmano
Basic information and facts
Asia, especially India and Malaysia
Evergreen or deciduous:
It’s an evergreen tree.
Mafai fruits have an oval shape, with a diamter of 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters. The color is yellowish or pinkish, but sometimes red or purple.
Climate and weather:
Mafai is a slow growing tree.
Spacing (close range)
Spacing (wide range)
Hand picking of the fruits.
Mafai fruits can be eaten fresh. Fruits can also be stewed or can be used to make wine. Sometimes bark, roots and wood of the tree is used to make medicines to treat skin diseases.
Did you know that?
- Bark, roots and wood of the Burmese grape are harvested for medicinal uses. They are dried and ground and then boiled in water to make medicines.