Madrono originates from Eastern Amazonian non-flooded tropical lowland regions. It is now grown in Costa Rica, Panama, the Guianas and Venezuela.
Madrono fruit is Yellow, sometimes spotty fruit with a white-translucent pulp having an aromatic, acidic flavor. The interior is soft white pulp and has a popular, slightly citrusy taste people have compared to a sweet santol fruit or lemony cotton candy.
It has edible fruits with juicy whitish pulp that can be consumed either raw or cooked.