Pequi (Caryocar coriaceum)

A souari nut relative bearing large, 3-4", green skinned fruits containing large edible seeds. The pulp can be eaten fresh and has a mildly sweet flavor.

Description: A semi-deciduous tree growing to 20-40 feet. Fruits ripen in its native environment from November to December.

Hardiness: Unknown, but likely not frost hardy.

Growing Environment: Unknown.

Propagation: By seeds.

Uses: The pulp is edible when raw, but is commonly cooked. The seeds (nuts) are edible as well.

Native Range: Native to portions of central and eastern Brazil.