Ackee (Blighia sapida) is native to tropical West Africa. The fruit is pear-shaped. When it ripens, it turns from green to a bright red to yellow-orange and splits open to reveal three large, shiny black seeds, surrounded by soft, creamy or spongy, white to yellow flesh. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica.
Ackee tree right outside my door..when ready..Ackee & Saltfish!
The Ackee tree (Melicoccus bijugatus) is a large tree that can be found along roadsides on the island this tree bears an edible fruit that is covered in a green skin that is bitten into in order to expose the fruit. The seed of the fruit is surrounded by a pulp that has a jellylike consistency and is truly a delicacy in Barbados. Ackees come into season in the summer months.