Aberia caffra (syn. Dovyalis caffra)
Evergreen small tree approx 3-5m, producing sweet edible yellow fruits for jams, jellies and sauces. Prefers warm moist conditions; tolerates dryness, moderate frost. Ideal security plant.
The hole for planting should be twice the area of the root-ball and 8-10 cm deeper which is back filled to give roots an easy start. Build up depth of top soil rather than dig down in clay soils.
Place in hole taking care not to disturb root system, with top of root ball level with the garden bed. Fill in and firm down soil around roots, create a 4-7 cm depression to act as a watering basin. Water in well.
Type of soil will influence growth rate and height.
TYPE OF PLANT
- Air Layering
- A. caffra