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Dacryodes edulis
An African fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked. Fruit is pleasant with a sub acid flavour. Trees also produce a good amount of biomass and are well suited to agroforestry. Fruit is high in protein, fat and vitamins. Fruits can range in colour from light... Read More
Other Names: African Pear, native pear, butterfruit, African Plum


Specifications of Safou

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Achacha - Grafted


Our local selection of the Achacha, grafted for earlier fruiting. Fruiting in our Biodome here in the Nursery. The fruit are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, producing an unusual taste sensation. Very moreish. Fruit should be picked mature, as it does not ripen further on storage. Originating from the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss. Achacha is protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR) and cannot be grown or propagated without licence agreement with Achacha Fruit Group

White Sapote - Kampong

$79.00 ($79.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A self pollinating selection with a compact form and thicker skinned fruits than normal. It is the preferred selection of a rare fruit grower in Bundaberg

Palm - Salak Malay

$29.00 ($29.00-$46.95 choose a size)

Superior tasting variety, Malay Salak are delicious fruit covered in snake-skin like scales emerging from the base of these palm trees. Fruit is crisp, and apple like in flavour. They are a distinctly spiny, tropical, short-stemmed clumping palm with very long leaves. Preferring humid, moist conditions and shade when young, mimicking its tropical forest habitat. Trees are dioecious, so will need a male and female growing near each other for fruit harvest. They prefer slightly acid well draining soil and should flower withing 3-5 years in ideal conditions.

Yellow Mangosteen

$34.00 ($24.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Yellow Mangosteen is a round fruit with very tart yellow segments. The high acidity makes it ideal for jams and jellies but removing the seed and skin can be time consuming. Easier to grow in the subtropics than the purple mangosteen, but the flavour is altogether different. The tree grows well in full sun and shade. It will tolerate and continue to fruit heavily in drought conditions. The tree is very attractive, with large drooping leaves and a layered form. The fruit can reach 8-10 cm in length and looks highly ornamental when in the tree.

Plum - Yarrahapinni Blood

$49.00 ($39.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Medium sized self pollinating blood plum that requires approximately 450 hours of chill. It is very ornamental with deep red leaves, and has beautiful pink flowers in spring. Bears around late December.

Sugar Apple

$49.00 ($19.75-$49.00 choose a size)

The sugar apple is an interesting tropical fruit that has succulent segmented flesh that is creamy-white, it is similar to the custard apple to which it is closely related. Delicious eaten raw (preferably chilled), in fruit salads, ice creams and drinks. The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

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