ROLLINIA DELICIOSA [Rollinia deliciosa] 6 How to info videos

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Rollinia fruit are heart-shaped or conical and can be anywhere from 5 to 20 centimeters in diameter. They have thick, woody stems that are extensions of the fruit’s core. The skin is covered in small, diamond shaped sections, each with a soft, spiky protuberance. Depending on the environment and the variety, the spines can be slight or quite prominent. The fruits mature from green to yellow, though they are often harvested when still green and will mature off the tree. Once mature, the spikes may turn black with excessive handling. The aromatic flesh is bright white or translucent with a gelatinous texture. It is fibreless with a smooth, almost creamy, consistency and contains small, inedible, dark brown, elliptical seeds. Rollinia fruit has a sweet-tart flavor with nuances of pineapple, banana, coconut, and other tropical flavors.


Rollinia fruit are available in the spring through the early summer months.

Current Facts

Rollinia fruit, also known as Biriba, is a large tropical fruit botanically known as Rollinia mucosa. It is a member of the Annonaceae family, which includes the soursop and cherimoya, two other so-called custard fruits. The unique fruits are often touted for their ‘lemon meringue pie’ flavor and are mostly found in the wild. They are popular in the Amazon region of South America and in Indonesia, especially on the island of Borneo.

Baskets with Biriba (Rollinia deliciosa),a native Antillas fruit but spread througout the Amazon region, exposed for sale at Ver-o-Peso fair, Belem, Brazil.

Nutritional Value

Rollinia fruit are high in calcium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin C and iron. Rollinia fruit are also a source of protein and carbohydrates, and contains important amino acids like lysine, methionine, threonine and tryptophan.

Rollinia mucosa on table.


Rollinia fruit is usually eaten fresh or used in raw applications. Ripe fruits are easily sliced in half or into wedges. The pulp can be removed with a scoop or spoon, and the seeds discarded. The skin of a ripe Rollinia fruit will peel away easily. Toss Rollinia fruit with other fresh fruits. The pulp can be used to make jams or jellies or pureed for beverages or desserts. In Brazil, the pulp is mixed with milk for smoothies. It can be cooked into pies, cakes, or souffles. Rollinia fruit will keep for up to five days in the refrigerator. The fruits are highly perishable once ripe and yellow and should be used or refrigerated within one or two days.

Baskets with Biriba (Rollinia deliciosa),a native Antillas fruit but spread througout the Amazon region, exposed for sale at Ver-o-Peso fair, Belem, Brazil.

Ethnic/Cultural Info

In its native Amazon, Rollinia fruit has been used for centuries for both medicinal and culinary purposes. In Brazil, the pulp of the Rollinia fruit is fermented to make wine. The fruit was used as a stimulant and to help cool the body when overheated and was consumed to prevent scurvy. The seeds were ground and used as a remedy for digestive issues. The hard, heavy wood of the Rollinia tree was used to make boat masts, boxes, and ribs for canoes.

Rollinia mucosa on table.


Rollinia fruit is native to the western Amazon region of Peru and Brazil in South America, and grow at higher elevations. Their native range extends to Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina, and north to Mexico. They were introduced to the United States from Brazil in 1908, and to the United States Department of Agriculture in 1914. They were taken to the Philippines sometime before 1915, though now they are mostly found in Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia. Rollinia fruit can be found in Australia and Hawaii and may be found in parts of the Caribbean and at farmer’s markets in the southernmost parts of Florida.

Ver-O-Peso Market, Belem, Brazil

Enjoy the how to info videos on the Rollinia fruit tree

1…Hello everyone, in today’s video we are going to take a closer look at the Rollinia fruit. (Rollinia deliciosa) Rollinia deliciosa is known as the Lemon meringue pie-tasting fruit. The fruit has a lemony taste to it. The rollinia can be a tricky fruit to eat and due to its ability to ripen up fast and turn into a snotty fruit. In this video, I demonstrate how Rollinia can be a little too mucousy. The best time to eat rollinia off the tree is to wait until it has some green as well as yellow – It will still maintain a dense fiber and be more enjoyable (In my opinion) to eat. Rollinia is probably one of the more interesting-looking fruits of the Annonaceae family. Rollinia is also called Rollinia mucosa because of the mucous fiber that it can get once you allow it to overripe for too long once you harvest the fruit.



{Edit: Durian is not part of the custard-apple family even though I think they’re similar. Lime is alkaline.} Rollinia is in the custard-apple family and is native to South America. Here in Hawaii Rollinia grows well. Common names -Wild sugar apple -Aratiku -Biriba Rollinia is a fast-growing, flood-tolerant, sun-loving tropical tree, with leaves up to 35cm long. It can reach a height of 49′. The wood of the Rollinia tree is suitable for boat construction.


Rollinia a.k.a. Biriba(Lemon Merengue Pie fruit), updated name is Annona mucosa I had the chance to try it first time in my life. I planted the tree 1.5 years ago when the tree was at least 1.5 years old already… first time that it gives fruit, I also share my experience growing it. If you have a chance to plant this go for it!


Hello everyone, in today’s video we are taking a closer look at my fruiting Rollinia (Annona deliciosa) tree I have at my farm in Cali, Colombia. As you can see the rollinia tree is in full bloom as well as holding multiple fruits and flowers at the same time. The rollinia flowers when in full bloom have a banana custard smell if you stand under the tree. Recently the rollinia was known as Rollinia deliciosa, but in recent years It started being referred to as Annona deliciosa. This fruit is also called Rollinia mucosa, Rollinia deliciosa, Annona mucosa, mucous fruit, snot fruit. Rollinia fruits taste like lemon custard meringue pie and are a delicious fruit from the Annonaceae family.


Hi everyone, in this video, we will go over the Rollinia tree, also known as Biriba, Rollinia Deliciosa, Or Rollinia Mucosa. This tree is located at my farm in Cali Colombia, The tree itself was in the middle of bloom & setting fruit. The fruit of the rollinia is semi spikey (with soft non-puncturing spikes) and flowers that have 3 pedals. The fruit itself tastes like a lemon meringue pie, it is a heavenly fruit that is very delicious and healthy for you. The rollinia fruit has a short window from harvest time to eat before becoming very mucousy- once it reaches a point of ripening to many it is hard to eat because it is like eating boogers. The rollinia tree itself ive noticed kills some of its branches while sending out new ones.

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