The maprang tree originates from South East Asia.
Maprang fruit look like small mango fruits, but the taste is a bit different.
Basic information and facts
South east Asia
Evergreen or deciduous:
Leaves are ovate-oblong to lanceolate or elliptic.
Small clusters of yellow-colored egg-shaped fruits with
yellow to orange flesh and one big seed. Maprang fruits are oval, 3-7
cm long and look like a small mango.
Fruits are sour or sweet, depending on the variety.
Climate and weather:
Tropical lowlands. Requires a monsoon climate. Up to an altitude of 850 meter.
20 to 25 meter
Type of soil:
Prefers light fertile soils
Propagation is usually by seed, but can also be done by marcotting and grafting.
Fruits ripen (in Thailand) from March to May.
Hand pick the fruits when ripe on the tree.
Ripe fruits are eaten fresh. Fruits can also be cooked in syrup or be used to make compote. Young fruits are used as an ingredient to make a special "sambal".