Handsome medium height evergreen tree grown for delicious caramel flavoured fruit. - Grow your own.
Unusual evergreen fruiting tree originally from tropical South America.
FEATURES: Evergreen tree growing 3-8m that can be kept at a manageable height by pruning. Rounded lemon shaped fruit with thin bright yellow skin ripen December to July. The flesh is sweet translucent white with a creamy jelly like texture and sweet caramel flavour
CONDITIONS: Suited to fertile loam or clay soils in full sun in frost free sub/tropical climates. Trees grow taller in warmer climates.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Feed soil with rich organic compost and mulch well. Feed young trees monthly during warm months with blood and bone or poultry manure. Plant two trees for improved pollination. Pick fruit when top 1/3 still green and allow to ripen in the fruit bowl for several days. This avoids fruit fly problems.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
- cut fruit in half and eat fresh
- tropical "orchard"