Common name: Golden Apple, Ambarella, Jew Plum
Malay name: Kedondong
Scientific name: Spondias dulcis
Conservation status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia
A small tree of 9-12 m tall. Leaves are divided into pointed leaflets. It bears small, white, clustered flowers. Fruits are egg-shaped, turn from green to golden yellow when ripe.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, hardwood stem cuttings, stumps, air-layering or grafting
Ecological function: The flowers of this tree attract pollinators. It is planted as a living fence.
Soil: Sand, loam, clay
Moisture: Well-drained soils
Shade: No shade, semi-shade
Use: The fruits may be eaten raw, cooked or made into juice, jellies, pickles or flavorings. Young leaves are used as a seasoning or cooked as a vegetable. Mature leaves are used in salads.