Cashew Apple? Never heard if them. Almost (almost) looks like our very seasonal, but very tasty PawPaw fruit.
The "apples" taste a lot like a star fruit or a Surinam cherry.
But, like I said. They have a mouth numbing effect also.
There are several very interesting sanctuaries of different kinds going down to the lower keys.The numbing effect is good if that's what you're going for!
I'm not surprised that cashews grow in south FL. Seems like everything grows effortlessly there. I was down in Key West a couple weeks ago, and while walking around town, I saw that someone had just TAPED the roots of a regular Phalaenopsis orchid to the trunk of a palm tree, and it had dozens of beautiful flowers on it. It blew my mind. It was just electrical tape.
Close to the tree with the orchids we visited a lady that had a macaw rescue. It was a $10 donation to visit her backyard and listen to her spiel and ask questions. She easily had about 20 birds of all kinds in her small backyard: scarlet, indigo (Lear's), Military, as well as African gray parrots. She said that two Macaws really shouldn't be housed together, and was surprised to hear that the same goes for tortoises.
It is a cashew apple. The DO grow in southern FL. The nut is the hanging brown part, needs to be shelled and roasted.I've posted about this strange food item before.
What is it?