Burmese Grape Seeds (Baccaurea ramiflora)
Price for Package of 2 seeds.
Baccaurea ramiflora, the Burmese grape, is a slow growing evergreen tree in the Phyllanthaceae family, growing to 25 m, with a spreading crown and thin bark. It is found throughout Asia, most commonly cultivated in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. It grows in evergreen forests on a wide range of soils. The fruit is harvested and used locally, eaten as a fruit, stewed or made into wine; it is also used medicinally to treat skin diseases. The bark, roots, and wood are harvested for medicinal uses.
The fruit is oval, colored yellowish, pinkish to bright red or purple, 2.5–3.5 cm in diameter, glabrous, with 2–4 large purple-red seed, with white aril.
Ripe fruits of Burmese grapes
Bark, roots and wood are dried and ground before boiling in water. Fruits can be kept fresh for 4–5 days, or boiled and mixed with salt after which it keeps well-closed jars. Marginal importance of the fruit locally used and sold.
The tree is valued locally for its edible fruit and is often cultivated in the home garden and intercropped with other tropical fruits like durian, rambutan, and mango. It is also planted as an ornamental and to provide shade.