Dence shrub to small tree from 2-5m tall. Grown for cherry like fruits that have a very high vitamin C content. Grow your own.
Evergreen shrub or tree with attractive red edible berries suited to sub/tropical climates.
FEATURES: Thick woody branches clothed in shiny deep-green foliage. Bright cherry-red fruit vary in taste from tart to sweet depending on variety. Fruit are thin skin-skinned so bruise easily. A little like crab apples in taste and uses.
CONDITIONS: Suited to most soils including fertile heavy soils in full sun. Water generously.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Heavy. compost rich mulching is recommended. Prune in early Autumn after fruiting. Avoid waterlogging. Heavy soils are preferred to avoid nematodes.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
• use fresh fruit as soon as possible after harvest as fresh juice, juice blends, baby food
• freeze fruit or juice