|This native shrub of South Florida and
the West Indies freezes at 26-27°F but returns from the roots.
The flowers are not showy nor are the fruits, which are about 1 inch diameter and either yellow, pink, red or black. They have a spongy
pulp surrounding the seed, which is edible raw or roasted and tastes
similar to an almond. The fruit can be cooked and made into preserves.