Byfield, Dorothy; Forbes, Wayne M.; Magnus, Kenneth
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Chemistry
Notes on the cultivars and propagation of ackee (Blighia sapida)
Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology
Date of Publication
The ackee plant (Blighia sapida Koening) is a member of the family Sapindaceae, which comprises 140 genera and approximately 1,500 species of trees and shrubs, or more rarely, herbs. This evergreen shade tree is of ubiquitous distribution in Jamaica where the aril of its fruit is regarded as a staple in the diet of the people. It is a primary component of Jamaica's national dish, Ackee and Saltfish (traditionally dried salted cod).....