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Coco Plum

Chrysobalanus icaco

a.k.a. Icaco, Pork-Fat Apple, Zicate

Red-purple, plum like fruit with edible white flesh.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Coco Plum. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in June 2016.


A medium sized shrub or small tree. The coco plum has a bushy, spreading growth habit and is sometimes trained into hedges.


Hardy to around 32F.

Growing Environment

The coco plum is highly adaptable to coastline areas and will grow in alkaline conditions. It can withstand both salt spray and sandy soil.


By seeds.


Can be eaten fresh, out of hand.

Native Range

Native to coastal areas from northern South America through Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Southern Florida.

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