Malay apple grows well in Miami, where it becomes a handsome specimen tree that bears fruit in the spring and summertime. Its flowers are conspicuous and bright pink with a large puff of stamens. The shiny red fruits have crisp, white or pink flesh with a light, watery, apple-like flavor. This is one of many “canoe plants” carried by ancient Polynesian navigators from Southeast Asia to the Pacific Islands. Today, we can trace ancient migration routes across the Pacific by studying the distribution of these plants.