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Natal plum (Carissa magnocarpa)

 
Jeffrey Hodgins
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Location: Yucatan Puebla Ontario BC
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I planted a natal plum in a semi-open area in an region with dry frost about -2C or -3C. It survived but was damaged a lot. I will be getting more plants and putting them a bit deeper into the shade to see how they do. I think this plant could end up being one of my main under-story shrubs in Puebla and it will likely do well in the open on my other farm in Yucatan.


This article states that the seedlings will produce fruit in 2 years but growth will be slower in cooler regions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carissa_macrocarpa

Not a bad fat ratio, see link.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1859/2

 
Xisca Nicolas
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Location: La Palma (Canary island) Zone 11
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I planted one, and I have seeds.
It is planned to be a hedge, with its spines!

Good for copper, and fat looks 1%, but may be of fruit and so more out of the dry matter...
Good links thanks
 
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