AEGLE MARMELOS - Bael Fruit, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince
A citrus family member that grows as a small spiny tree much desired in India. Fruit is round to pear-shaped, 2-4" in diameter; covered with a smooth, hard rind. Pulp is orange, sweet and aromatic with many seeds in the 8-16 fruit cells. Used for drinks, jellies and eating out-of-hand. The wood is used for carving; the shells are made into boxes and the flowers are made into perfume.