I searched the forum and found a couple mentions of Mombin Sondias mombin and Jocote Spondias purpurea but no one seems to be growing Spondias dulcis aks June Plum, Golden Apple, pommecythere.
In the international markets near DC. I have on occasion come a cross fresh green June Plums. Cruncy unripe, the flavor is like that of a green mango with more going for it, but still green and not sweet. In the core is a seed with hairs like a luffa sponge. My wife tells me it along with most other unripe fruits get chop it up and dress it with salt, chile, culantro and eat it as chow.
On my recent trip to my wife’s home country of Trinidad and Tobago, I was lucky enough to arrive in Pommecythere season. My wife can call it Pommecythere I am going to call it June plum because I can not get the accent right. The ripe fruit is medium to large mango sized. It turns a golden yellow color from which it gets its other name Golden Apple, and most importantly its crazy delicious. Gorging my self on Mangos at the research station was awesome but I could not get enough ripe June Plum. The second blow came when they casually mentioned they used to have a tree but cut it down to expand the house. I of course started my research before I even left the country. It is a pretty big tree, I saw one in all its glory 60ft tall, bad. Fully tropical live in Zone 7, bad. Dwarf Cultivars Exist!, good. Fruit at 3 feet, great. Fruits in as little as 1 year from seed, awesome Available mail order, Shut up and take my money.
When it arrived the little guy must not have been more then 4" tall. I wish I had a picture from June when it arrived but take a look at it now.
It already went though one flower cycle but did not set anything. Not that I would want it to this year.
I read one post in another forum that there tree grew from seed to fruiting in 6 months. The tree is self-fruitful but do not appear to be self-fertile as none of the seeds managed to grow. Mature wood cuttings are easy to root, like figs just stick them in the ground.
@Richard I think you might want to look into this one.