10/01/01

The Akee is a brilliantly red colored, waxy skinned fruit.  It is the national fruit of Jamaica and is highly poisonous if ingested when under or overripe.  I spotted this Akee tree displaying it's wonderful shinny fruit in TREC's rare fruit collection.


Akee, Blighia sapida

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

Akee, Blighia sapida

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Akee, Blighia sapida

Ian Maguire/UF TREC


Akee, Blighia sapida

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Kei Apple

Ian Maguire/UF TREC