Ximenia americana Linn. Olacaceae. HOG PLUM. SEASIDE
The fruits resemble yellow plums, are edible and
of an agreeable taste. They have an acid-sweet, aromatic taste, with
some degree of austerity. The plant bears round, orange-colored fruits,
of which the natives of the Fiji and other islands of the Pacific Ocean are
very fond, though they are rather tart. Before they are ripe they possess
a powerful odor of essential oil of almonds. In the Circars, its yellow
fruit, which is about the size of a pigeon's egg, is eaten by the natives.