NULLY PIGFACE - BELONGIL
Edible maroon berry with very high mineral levels, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It has a strawberry and kiwifruit taste, with a slightly salty edge. The fruit is typically eaten by squeezing and sucking the succulent pulp into the mouth, with the astringent skin being discarded. The fruit keeps well and makes an attractive garnish, and can be used in preserved foods like chutney.
Leaves are astringent, and can be used in pickles and other condiments.
Pulped leaves can also be used externally to relieve sunburn and marine stings.
Plant description and habitat:
An ornamental succulent coastal groundcover with fluorescent pink flowers, followed by maroon coloured fruit. The leaves are sickle shaped. Grows naturally on coastal sand dunes.
Grow in full sun locations for optimum fruiting. Prefers well-drained soils - sandy to friable loam. Mineral hungry - so feed with wood ash, lime, dolomite or compost a few times from spring to summer.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
April, May, June
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