The june plum is a member of the Anacardiaceae family, whose members include the mango and the cashew. The june plum fruit is oval shaped and slightly larger than an egg. When the fruit is ripe the skin is yellow and the flesh is sweet, prior to this the skin is green and the flesh is sour. June plums can be eaten either ripe or unripe, if eaten before ripening salt can be added. The leathery skin of a june plum can be removed by biting and peeling away.
The botanical name for the june plum is Ambarella spondias dulcis ambere and common names include hog plum, golden apple or jew plum. In Barbados the fruit is known as golden apple and it is called pommecythere in Trinidad.© 2014 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com