Native to Colombia with a habitat below 5,000 feet. The fruit is called ciruela which is also the name used for plums. It is common for different things in Colombia to share the same name which can be confusing. The sweet (when orange) and tasty fruit is eaten whole except for the large seed which takes up the majority of the fruit. It is sold on the streets and outdoor markets and is harvested from March to May in northern Colombia. The fruit is often sold green, but taste best when orange. Many pueblos will have festivals for particular fruits cultivated nearby. In mid-March the small pueblo of Campeche near Barranquilla will have a small festival. Don't go. Photographed in the department of Atlantico.