Seven-Year Apple - Genipa clusiifolia
The Genipa species are primarily native to the West Indies, with the exception of Seven-Year Apple which ranges into southern Florida. It grows in coastal hammocks and is a small tree with large fruits, readily consumed by large birds and mammals. The opposite leaves are evergreen and obovate, shiny above, and up to six inches in length and are often clustered near the branch tips. Borne in dense clusters, the small flowers may be present year-round; there are 5 or 6 white to yellow petals that are fused. The large fruits are thick-skinned and blacken with age.