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Natal Plum Seeds (Carissa macrocarpa)

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Natal Plum Seeds (Carissa macrocarpa)

Price for Package of 3 seeds.

Medium sized fruit up to 2+ inches long, with a very juicy red pulp. Usually used for making preserves. Medium sized shrub up to 15ft high. Sometimes used for hedging or ground cover. Natal plum's can fruit and flower

Paketteki tohumlar:
Adet

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Natal Plum Seeds (Carissa macrocarpa)

Price for Package of 3 seeds.

Medium-sized fruit up to 2+ inches long, with a very juicy red pulp. Usually used for making preserves. Medium-sized shrub up to 15ft high. Sometimes used for hedging or ground cover. Natal plum's can fruit and flower throughout the year. Flowers are bright white, with five narrow lobes, and have a wonderful fragrance.

Hardiness

Natal plum's are sub-tropical, surviving temperatures down to 25F when mature. Young plants should be protected from hard freezes.

Growing Environment

Plants are not too particular about soil or water requirements. Will stand short periods of drought and will not stand flooding. Grow in full sun (preferably) or light shade.

Propagation

By seed, or via budding and air-layering.

Uses

Eaten fresh or used to make preserves.

Native Range

Native to coastal South Africa.

Other Names: Hedgethorne

Zone: 9 to 11

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

Plant Type: Evergreen Shrub
Family: Apocynaceae

Native Range: South Africa

Height: 5 to 15 feet

Bloom Color: White

Sun: Full Sun
Fall Color: Evergreen

Drought Tolerance: Moderate

Water: Low
Maintenance: Moderate

Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Natal Plum does best in at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day, night temperatures of 50 to 65° and day temperatures of 68° or higher. Due to the wide tolerance of soil types, it can be grown almost anywhere there is good drainage and sufficient light. A suitable compost for Natal plum consists of 2 parts loam to 1 part peat moss to 1 part sand.

Culture: Fertilize every 3 to 4 months. Trim Natal Plum anytime of the year. Seedlings may begin to produce fruit in 2 years.

Uses: Thorns make Natal Plum an excellent plant for barriers and is a good container specimen or bonsai.

Sowing Carissa grandiflora Seeds:

For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided.

Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours.

Stratify: None

Germination: Sow 1/4” Deep, Keep warm and Moist (Not wet).

For more information about seed pretreatment and growing trees and shrubs from seed, please try the following links:

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fcpg018.pdf/$file/fcpg018.pdf

 

WIKIPEDIA:

Carissa macrocarpa (Natal Plum), is a shrub native to South Africa, where it is commonly called the Large Num-Num. In Zulu, as well as in the Bantu tribes of Uganda, it is called amatungulu. In Afrikaans the fruit is called Noem-Noem.

C. macrocarpa deals well with salt-laden winds, making it a good choice for coastal areas. It is commonly found in the coastal bush of the Eastern Cape and Natal.[1] It produces shiny, deep green leaves and snowy white flowers whose perfumed scent intensifies at night. Like other Carissa species, C. macrocarpa is a spiny, evergreen shrub containing latex. They bloom for months at a time. The ornamental plump, round, crimson fruit appears in summer and fall (autumn) at the same time as the blooms. In moderate, coastal areas the fruits appear through the year. The fruit can be eaten out of hand or made into pies, jams, jellies, and sauces.[1] Some claim that other than the fruit, the plant is poisonous.[2] However this claim is a myth, possibly based on similarities to other plants with milky sap.[3] The California Poison Control System rates the plant as mildly toxic.[4] It appears in the South African National tree list as number 640.3.

A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known fruit has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.

Distribution

Carissa macrocarpa grows mainly in coastal areas in South Africa. It can be found on sand dunes and on the edges of coastal forests in Eastern Cape Province northwards from Natal to Mozambique. Today the plant is also growing commonly in southern Florida and is cultivated in southern California.

Propagation

Carissa macrocarpa is quite easy to grow. Its seeds germinate 2 to 4 weeks after sowing. The development of the seedlings is very slow at first. Plants cultivated from seeds are bearing fruits within the first 2 years. A vegetative propagation is possible and preferred. The most efficient method consists of notching young branchlets by cutting them halfway through. Then they are bent downwards and allowed to hang limply. After the young branchlets have built a callus, in approximately 2 months, the cutting has to be removed from the parent and planted in sand under moderate shade. Roots form within one month. Carissa macrocarpa will produce fruits within the first 2 years applying this reproduction method.

Fertilizing

The maintenance of Carissa macrocarpa is simple. The plant needs a standard, balanced fertilizer (equal amount of N, P, K) for successful fruit production.

Pollination

In the homeland of Carissa macrocarpa night-flying insects pollinates the white, bisexual flowers. Out of its origin area unfruitfulness has been attributed to inadequate pollination. However, hand pollination is possible and in future poor pollination could be avoided by cultivation of floral structures that are highly favourable for self-fertilization.

Orchard design

Narrow hedges are recommended as orchard design for Carissa macrocarpa due to its prickles. Like this the access to the fruits which are growing on the top of the bush is much simpler. Pruning the plant is beneficial because it induces the development of more fruiting tips. Beyond cutting, little pruning work has to be done to restrain the bush from massive growth. This results in an increasing amount of fruits per plant.

Harvesting

With a minimal yield of 3 tons per hectare under commercial production in South Africa, the productivity is considered as high. The main fruit production is in summer with slightly varying ripening times. So each fruit must be picked when it is ripe. Under good growing conditions the plant also produces many fruits during the off-season. During the harvest attention must be paid to the ripe fruits’ skin as it can be easily bruised and is highly perishable.

Cultivars for crop-production

Horticultural Scientists in South Africa and the USA (Florida and California) have selected and named several Carissa types which tend to produce fruits more reliably. The fruits are larger, have a good texture and contain less seeds. In California they selected Fancy (many large fruits with few seeds), Torrey Pines (good crop-production and abundant pollen), Frank (good pollen supplier but low yield), Chelsey and Serena. In Florida Gifford is one of the best fruit bearers. In Africa C. haematocarpa is defined suitable for drier areas and C. bispinosa for higher altitudes.

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Bilgi kartı

Tohum Elle aldı?
Tohum Elle Aldı
Organik Tohumlar?
Organik Tohumlar
Yenilebilir ?
Edible
Ekim Ön işlem ?
Soak in water before sowing 12-24 h
Ekim derinliği?
Sowing depth 5 mm
Çok yıllık mı ?
Perennial plant : Yes
Soğuğa ve dona dayanıklı mı?
Resistant to cold and frost : -3° C
Tohumların kökeni?
Origin of Seeds: Spain
Tıbbi bitki ?
Medicinal Plant: Yes

USDA Hardiness zone

Paketteki tohum sayısı ve gram?

Tohum sayısının gram olarak belirtildiği her yerde, tohumlar aynı boyut ve ağırlıkta olmadığı için paket içinde daha fazla veya daha az tohum olabileceğine dikkat edin.

Gram olarak belirtilirse, tohum sayısı geçerliliğini kaybeder ve yalnızca paketteki yaklaşık tohum sayısını göstermek için vardır.

Örneğin "50 (1 g) tohumluk paket fiyatı". yani tohum sayısını değil, ağırlığını satın alıyorsunuz.

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