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PlantFiles: Golden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree
Byrsonima crassifolia

Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Byrsonima (bur-SO-nim-uh) (Info)
Species: crassifolia (krass-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jeffhagen On Nov 9, 2007, jeffhagen from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

This tree is precocious and produces delicious little fruits with a flavor that is hard to describe. The fruit is astringent when freshly picked. Fruit must be left to sit for about 24 hours before eating to remove astringency. The little flowers are very attractive.

Nance trees are typically thought to be small. However, I found one at the Fruit and Spice Park of Homestead which was well over 30 feet tall (see picture).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida

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