Medium sized fruit with knobby yellow-green segments up to 4-5" around. Flesh is usually milky white, juicy, with a fetid odor. The noni has a long list of scientifically documented and undocumented medicinal benefits.
Description: A small shrub or tree, usually only to 10-20ft high. The trees are quite attractive, having large, glossy green leaves. Fruiting may occur at any time of the year and it is common for single trees to have flowers and fruit at various stages of ripening all at once.
Hardiness: The noni is strictly tropical and any long-term frost will kill the tree. Generally considered hardy to about 35-40F, but only for brief periods of time.
Growing Environment: It is an excellent plant for seaside areas as it will stand sandy soil and salt spray.
Propagation: By seed.
Uses: Almost exclusively used for its medicinal properties. Both unripe and ripe fruits are used. Juice and pulp from the noni is said to be beneficial in treating intestinal disorders, worms, respiratory disorders, rheumatism, certain cancers, TB, menstrual problems, and more.
Native Range: Native to Southeast Asia and islands of the South Pacific.