An evergreen tree 2-4m high producing abundant fruit. Blue-mauve flowers in Spring. Fruit ripens Autumn/Winter and is ready to eat in Spring. Eat fresh or cooked. Best in a warm sunny position.
VARIETIES: Red and yellow fruiting varieties available.
CONDITIONS: Best in light, free draining soils in full sun and a warm situation. Protect from frosts and strong winds.
PLANTING: Seedlings usually planted out in Spring. Avoid disturbing the roots. Water regularly over Summer.
FERTILISING: Apply complete, high nitrogen food in August and December. Top dress with well rotted compost or manure annually to maintain organic matter in soil.
HARVEST: Fruit is ready when bright red or yellow, depending on the variety. Ripe fruit gives slightly to a light squeeze.